Do Interest Groups Benefit Democracy?

Linked with AARP. – Published on Governing Dynamo, by , Aug. 22, 2009.

Interest groups are everywhere; they are the Pressure groups the lobbyists the campaigners and the advocacy groups. Green Peace, Fathers 4 Justice, Liberty and Oxfam are just a few which operate in the UK. Interest groups work primarily to meet a specific objective, which is to get their viewpoints across to the politicians and hopefully influnce thier actions in favour of thier group. In democracies such as the US and the UK, interest groups are deeply engrained within the political system but are they a benefit to society. The answer is YES and NO.

Yes Because: … // … No Because: … // … (full text).

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