pressure group Essay

4866 Words Dec 16th, 2014 20 Pages
Pressure group is defined as a non-profit and usually voluntary organization whose member have a common cause for which they seek to influence political or corporate decision makers to achieve a declared objective but not to elected candidates to office. They can also be described as ‘interest groups’, ‘lobby groups’ or ‘protest groups’. The aim of all pressure groups is to influence the people who actually have the power to make decisions. Pressure groups do not look for the power of political office but seek influence the decisions made by those who hold the political power such as cabinet. They are sometimes able to gather sufficient support to force government to amend or even scrap legislation. Pressure group direct
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They achieve these objectives through different means like strikes, protests, lobbying, petitions and others. Pressure group is construed in line with the general definition of groups that seek to influence government policies in any way for the favour of or against any group in the political system but who do not seek to win government power or seat ( Okeke, 2014).

Our research methodology requires gathering relevant data from the specified documents and compiling databases in order to analyze the material and arrive at a more complete understanding about the pressure group. We hope to shed light on the following questions through our research: 1) What are the advantages and disadvantages of pressure group? 2) How do the pressure groups help the public? 3) Do the pressure groups enhance democracy?
This project will utilize both quantitative and qualitative data collection tools, but is rooted in a qualitative epistemological position that recognizes the importance of locating the research within a particular social, cultural, and historical context. It also takes seriously the social construction of these contexts and the identities participants construct within them. Qualitative research includes surfing the internet, interview with Professor Dr Mansor Mohd Noor

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