Politics is all about change. Change is very difficult for majority of people. Changes in Politics can occur through managing change, resisting change and forcing change in many ways and by any one whether you are a politician or a member of a public.
Pressure groups is a great example of forcing a change in Politics although it is difficult to come up with an overall conclusion as we have many different groups with many different aims, compositions and methods to force government to take a desired action. An example of how Pressure groups can force a change in Politics is when in 2008 Fathers For Justice dressed as superheroes scaled a Foreign Office balcony overlooking Downing Street. This was remembered by people and gained plenty of public attention therefore, the government had to do something about their cause as they were now in the public eye. This lead the people in charge to hold a meeting about this and the outcome was that “What we have recently put forward proposals that will give children much more time with both their parents – the non-resident parent as well as the resident parent.” This was stated by women’s Minister Patricia Hewitt. A more recent example is of New Fathers For Justice pressure group “Equal Rights for Great Dads” when in May 2012 local elections they dressed up as a Superhero to influence people to vote for the candidate they considered putting forward for this November’s Bristol Mayor Election “Vote Batman For Bristol Mayor? Who could be better for this post than a crime fighting superhero?”. Government can also force change upon public through legislations. For example how The law for Smoking Ban was introduced and how government forced people to stop smoking even though the majority of the public had no intentions of stop smoking but they had to due to the new law enforced. So we can analyse from this how a pressure group can influence and force the government to change legislations and how government can also force change to occur too. According to these examples above I think it is clear to make a conclusion that pressure groups and government do force change in Politics to some extent.
Main drivers behind changes in the ways that public services have been delivered over the past 30 years It was during the first half of the last century when two World Wars spurred the action of government to control its national resources. This was followed by the protective role that public administrations extended as they also had a key role in the other areas such as economic, social and ...
Further more we discuss how Politicians resist change in Politics. The United Kingdom Government expenses scandal was a major political scandal found leaked by the Telegraph Group in 2009 of expense claims made by members of the United Kingdom Parliament over several years. Majority of Public was outraged as it was widespread. The allegation were that the misuse of permitted allowances and expenses claimed by Members of Parliament (MPs).
On 18th of June in 2009 the details of all MPs’ expenses and allowance claims that were approved during the period 2004 to 2008 were published on the official Parliament website. This scandal caused huge anger among the UK public against MPs and a loss of confidence in politics. However, this resulted some Politicians in a number of resignations, sackings, de-selections and retirement announcements, together with public apologies and the repayment of expenses. Although t was good that people who neglected the public trust were booted out and that the small minority parties had more of a chance to get more seats and influence in the house of commons but this was not enough for the public as many MPs resisted change and were kept on their post but just moving them behind the scenes in the Parliament. From this example we can see how Politicians themselves can also resist change in many ways in Politics.
Media disseminate information to the whole society, it can help citizens access the information about the current political situation, become a “known citizens”, Provide information foundation of their political participation. For example, after "9. 11", The U. S. government released the fight against terrorism policy at the first time, and convened a meeting with the person in charge of the U. S. ...
There are various ways of how change is managed in the British Politics. Referendum is an example of how managerial change occurs. A referendum is a proposal made by the government of a country which the people have the option of accepting or rejecting through an electoral vote. Referendum ensures a smooth running of the process. Elections are also another way of how change is managed. There are five types of elections in the United Kingdom, general elections, elections to devolved parliaments and assemblies, elections to the European Parliament, local elections and mayoral elections. Elections manage change when the winning party in an election fails to win a majority of the seats in parliament then they ask another party to form a Coalition with them in order to make it easier to pass laws though parliament. In the 2010 election in the United Kingdom there was a coalition formed between the Conservative party and the Liberal Democratic Party , The Leader of the Conservatives , David Cameron is Prime Minister , the leader of the Lib Dems Nick Clegg, Is deputy PM even though the title of deputy Pm holds no constitutional value in the UK. This shows how managing change takes place through Referendums and Elections in the British Politics of today.