Pressure politics: From 'insider' politics to direct action?
UNSPECIFIED. (2001) Pressure politics: From 'insider' politics to direct action? PARLIAMENTARY AFFAIRS, 54 (2). 337-+. ISSN 0031-2290Full text not available from this repository.
The most dramatic even in pressure politics in the year 2000 was the fuel protest. It vividly illustrates the tension between conventional forms of insider pressure group activity and the increasing use of various forms of direct action. Conventional insider politics is still widely used, but many established groups are facing dissent from their own membership and competition from more militant groups. The growth of direct action and the increasing effectiveness of single-issue groups raises important normative issues about the political process. The greater complexity of a multi-level system of government presents groups with both opportunities and threats. There is an uneasy and unstable balance between traditional and new forms of activity. There needs to be a wider debate about the democratic legitimacy of pressure groups.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||J Political Science > JA Political science (General)|
|Journal or Publication Title:||PARLIAMENTARY AFFAIRS|
|Publisher:||OXFORD UNIV PRESS|
|Number of Pages:||14|
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