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Page last edited: 13/09/2010

The links below will take you to three introductory documents on various aspects of pressure group activity. Although they have been written originally for students following AS Government and Politics Courses students of A2 Sociology courses will find that these documents do cover some of the background issues mentioned in the  Power and Politics sections of A2 Sociology textbooks. Nevertheless as A2 Sociology students you will wish also to link these materials on pressure groups with materials on alternative theories of the state, on New Social Movements  and with the analysis of overall trends in political participation.

I hope that you will find the materials useful as an introduction to the more detailed study of pressure group activity.

 

Introducing Pressure Groups

Factors influencing Pressure Group Power

Pressure Groups and Democracy