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CLASS X POLITY: PRESSURE GROUPS BY CHARU MODI
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. Democracy evolves through popular struggles. Democratic conflict is resolved through mass mobilisation. These conflicts and mobilisations are based on new political organisations.
METHODS IN DEMOCRACY To influence the decisions in a democracy is direct partici participation i n competitive politics. icS. * E.g. by creating parties, contesting elections and forming governments. "interest groups or pressure groups
PRESSURE GROUPS Pressure groups are organizations that attempt to influence government policies Of Information, Anti-liquor Movement, Women's Movement, Environmental Movement.
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PRESSURE AND INTEREST GROUP * Like an interest group, a movement also attempts to influence poitics rather than directly take part in influence politics rather than directly take part in electoral competition. movements have a loose organization. Their decision making is more informal and flexible. They depend much more on spontaneous mass participation.
SECTIONAL AND PUBLICINTEREST GROUPS interest groups seek to promote the interests of a particular section or group of society. Trade unions, business associations and professional (lawyers, doctors, teachers, etc.) bodies. They are sectional because thev represent a section of society: workers, employees, businesspersons, industrialists, followers of a religion, caste group, etc. betterment and well being of their members, not society in general.
PUBLIC INTEREST GROUPS * They promote collective rather than selective good. They promote collective rather than selective good. They aim to help groups other than their own members. * social justice and social equality for the entire society. social justice and social equality for the entire society.