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Assess the argument that the weaknesses of political parties in Hong Kong has meant that demands and grievances have been channeled through pressure groups and demonstrations on the street which has further weakened the political system.
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Topic: Assess the argument that the weaknesses of political parties in Hong Kong has meant that demands and grievances have been channeled through pressure groups and demonstrations on the street which has further weakened the political system.
Political parties and pressure groups are perceived as an important component in a democratic society for the reason that they both transmit demands and interests of people to government. Due to the institutional constraints, the performance and power of political parties in Hong Kong is seriously affected. The success of pressure groups in achieving their goals varies from one group to another. For those minority groups with fewer members, their success rate is relatively lower and their demands or ideas are sometimes being ignored or overlooked. In this regard, these kinds of pressure groups may choose to demonstrate on street so as to attain their goals. The effects of demonstration are considerably negative to the government.
This essay mainly comprised of three parts. Firstly, I will give a brief definition to pressure groups and political parties. Secondly, I will illustrate how different the pressure groups and political parties are in expressing public opinions to the administration in
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