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Interest groups, pluralism and democracy

Society-led states of the liberal and pluralist Anglo-American type are
contrasted with state-led societies in Continental Europe which sought
institutionally to incorporate interest groups through formal functional
representation to subordinate the undesirable activities of pressure groups
to a democratic specification of the public interest. Four stereotypes of
group-government relations are distinguished : competition, consultation,
concertation and co-optation, followed by four contexts in which they take
place. These are endemic conflict ; routine consensual relations ranging
from concertation, trough concertation to neo-corporatism ; social
contract ; and domination and institutional collapse in crisis situations.
Finally, the European Union provides an example of how a pluralistic
pattern of interest group activity has developed in countries that were not
predisposed to this type of group-government relationship.


Référence électonique : Jack HAYWARD, "Interest groups, pluralism and democracy", Pouvoirs, revue française d’études constitutionnelles et politiques, n°79, 79 - Les groupes d’intérêt, p.5-19 . Consulté le 2021-11-29 22:44:27 . URL : https://www.revue-pouvoirs.fr/Interest-groups-pluralism-and.html