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Pressure Group


Definition: a Pressure Group is a group of individuals sharing specific and explicit interests, aimed at influencing social and economical policies.

Pressure groups, under the traditional connotation of political science, are groups of individuals organized to participate in the political debate from an external standpoint. In common language, pressure groups are not linked to a political party, although in practice they may be represented by a political candidate, sponsor an elected individual or may be informally linked to certain governmental units.


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