Explain two features each of sectional interest groups and public interest groups.
Features of Sectional Groups:
- They seek to promote the interest of a particular section of society.
- They are sectional groups because they represent a section of a society.
- They promote selective good and are concerned only about the interests of their sections of the society.
- Their principal concern is the betterment and wellbeing of their members, not society in general.
- Trade Unions, Business Associations and Professional Bodies are some examples of this type.
Features of Public Interest Groups:
- They seek to promote the collective interests rather than selective.
- They are public groups because they represent the general people of the society.
- They promote collective good and are concerned with welfare of the society and not just their own members.
- A group fighting against bonded labour fights not for itself but for those who are suffering under such bondage.
- in some instances, the members of a public interest group may undertake activity that benefit them as well as others too. For example, BAMCEF.