Distinguish Pressure Groups from Political Parties and Interest Groups.
|Pressure Group||Political Party|
|1.||They have specific interests and work for the collective interest of their members.|
|2.||Their membership is limited.|
|3.||They do not aim to directly control or share political powers.|
|4.||They are an informal institution.|
1. Pressure groups have specific interests and work for the collective interests of its members only.
2. Membership of pressure groups is limited.
3. Pressure groups resort to agitation a politics like marches, demonstrations, strikes, fasts. Etc.
4. Pressure groups are informal, often secretive, conceited and conspiratorial, and sometimes even unrecognized entities.
1. While political parties have a broad-based program that covers many aspects of national life influence and coerces the government.
2. Membership of the parties is very broad-based and it is a wide coalition of diverse members and they have mass memberships.
3. Political parties use only Constitutional means to achieve their aims.
4. Political parties are the formal, open, and recognized part of the political system competing for power.