Pressure Groups PPQs

a) Using examples, distinguish between a sectional and promotional pressure groups. (5 Marks)

a) What is meant by pluralism? (5 Marks)

a) Using examples distinguish between insider and outsider pressure groups. (5 Marks)

a) Distinguish between pluralism and elitism. (5 Marks)

a) Outline two differences between pressure groups and political parties. (5 Marks)

a) Using examples, distinguish between promotional and sectional pressure groups. (5 Marks)

a) How do pressure groups promote functional representation? (5 Marks)

a) What is the link between pluralism and pressure groups? (5 Marks)

a) Describe two ways in which pressure groups promote political participation. (5 Marks)

a) What is pluralist democracy? (June, 2014) (5 Marks)

a) Outline TWO differences between sectional and promotional pressure groups. (June 2015) (5 Marks)

a) Using examples identify two functions of pressure groups. (June 2016) (5 Marks)

b) Explain the methods used by pressure groups to influence government. (10 marks)

b) Why is it sometimes difficult to distinguish between pressure groups and political parties? (10 marks)

b) Explain three political functions of pressure groups. (10 marks)

b) How and why do some pressure groups use direct action? (10 marks)

b) Explain three factors which may restrict the influence of a pressure group. (10 marks)

b) Explain why different pressure groups use different methods to achieve their aims. (10 marks)

b) Explain three reasons why pressure group activity may undermine democracy. (10 marks)

b) Using examples explain three reasons why pressure groups may fail to achieve their objectives (June 2014) (10 marks)

b) Using examples, explain three methods used by pressure groups to achieve their objectives (June 2015) (10 marks)

b) Explain why some pressure groups choose to use illegal methods (June 2016) (10 marks)

c) To what extent do pressure groups promote pluralist democracy? (25 Marks)

c) To what extent have pressure groups become more important in recent years? (25 Marks)

c) To what extent do pressure groups promote political participation in the UK? (25 Marks)

c) To what extent do pressure groups undermine democracy? (25 Marks)

c) To what extent are the largest pressure groups the most successful ones? (25 Marks)

c) Is pressure group politics in the UK better described as pluralist or elitist? (25 Marks)

c) Are pressure groups becoming more powerful, or less powerful? (25 Marks)

c) To what extent do pressure groups strengthen pluralist democracy? (25 Marks)

c) To what extent is the success of pressure groups a reflection of their level of public support? (25 Marks)

c) To what extent do pressure groups undermine democracy? (June 2014) (25 Marks)

c) Do pressure groups concentrate or distribute power (June 2015) (25 Marks)

c) To what extent has the power and influence of pressure groups changed in recent years? (June 2016) (25 Marks)

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