How do pressure groups and movements influence politics? Explain with examples.
Pressure groups and movements try to gain public support and sympathy for their goals and their activities by carrying out information campaigns, organising meetings, filing petitions etc.
- They try to influence the media into giving more attention to their views.
- They often organise protest activity like strike or disrupting government programmes.
- Business groups often employ professional lobbyists or sponsor expensive advertisements.
- Some persons from pressure groups may participate in official bodies and committees that offer advice to the government.
- Sometimes political parties grow out of movement.