How are sectional interest groups functioning?

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(i) These interest groups seek to promote the interests of a particular section or group of society.

(ii) They are sectional because they represent a section of society: workers, employees, business persons, industrialists, followers of a religion, caste group, etc.

(iii) Their principal concern is the betterment and well being of their members, not society in general.

(iv) Sometimes these organisations are not about representing the interest of one group or section of society. They represent some common or general interest that needs to be defended.

(v) The members of the organisation may not benefit from the cause that the organisation represents. The Bolivian organisation FEDECOR is an example.

(vi) Trade unions, business associations and professionals like doctors, lawyers, teachers, etc., are some examples of sectional interest groups.


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