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Examining Pressure Group Influence in Britain | Catch21

Examining Pressure Group Influence in Britain | Catch21 | UK Pressure groups | Scoop.it
Tweet. Pressure Groups are non – governmental organisations whose main aim is to try and influence governmental policy. These groups do not want to become the government as they tend to pursue single issue areas ...
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Good summary of insider/outsider relationships with Government

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Pressure Group Methods | Sociology at Twynham School

Pressure Group Methods. Leave a comment. Pressure groups try to influence decision makers via a number of methods – minister and civil servants; MPs; public opinion; direct action or the courts. The exact method ...
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Helpful summary of different access points

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Scenes of direct action protests

Scenes of direct action protests | UK Pressure groups | Scoop.it
News footage recalls some of the more famous protests and direct action events in more recent years.
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Different types of Direct Action. How many examples can you spot?

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Doctors’ leaders could face protests over ‘fitness for work’ campaign snub

Doctors’ leaders could face protests over ‘fitness for work’ campaign snub | UK Pressure groups | Scoop.it
Disabled activists could target the British Medical Association (BMA) with direct action protests after it refused to campaign for the government’s “fitness for work” test to be scrapped, despite an overwhelming vote by its members.

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TUC Disabled Workers’ Conference: Fighting talk could lead to direct action

TUC Disabled Workers’ Conference: Fighting talk could lead to direct action | UK Pressure groups | Scoop.it

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Difference between pressure groups and NSMs | Sociology at ...

Represent people with an outsider orientation; Seek to change elements in the existing power structure; Often use direct action methods; Opposed to conventional power politics; Do not want to influence state, want to act in civil society; Loosely...
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How are movements (NSMs) different to pressure groups?

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Direct action possible as rail staffing cuts loom

Direct action possible as rail staffing cuts loom | UK Pressure groups | Scoop.it
Activists could be set for new direct action protests – this time targeting the railway system – over fears that staff cuts could increase the risk of disabled passengers being verbally and physically abused.

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Another example of potential direct action, this time by disability campaigners against the rail network

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Occupy protester Alison Playford on direct action - BBC News

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Occupy protester Alison Playford on direct action
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Direct action and people working together have helped make changes for equality, and not politicians, claimed Alison Playford, who has taken part in demonstrations of direct action.
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Useful discussion about Direct Action, and whether it always equates to violence.

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Farage and direct action | True to type

Farage and direct action | True to type | UK Pressure groups | Scoop.it
Normally when students have attempted to use direct action (sit-ins, protests, demos) they have been either totally ineffective or counter-productive. The two big national student demos (Demolition in 2010 and #demo2012) ...
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Press regulation: pressure groups split over last-ditch deal - The Guardian

Press regulation: pressure groups split over last-ditch deal - The Guardian | UK Pressure groups | Scoop.it
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Press regulation: pressure groups split over last-ditch deal
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Pressure groups are split on the last-minute deal on regulation of the press.
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Hacked off pressure group story

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