When US and UK pluralism models are compared, there is openness and transparency that has been propagated in these pluralism concepts. There is autonomy if the individuals and organizations in this system. There is no domination of the elite while framing ideologies however they are given latitude to express their views and regards. Another characteristic feature of these systems is they seek public support for implementation of various polices (Mouffe, 1999). Governmental authorities do not have the autonomy to conduct them or make independent decisions. They need public support for implementation of the various polices in the system. In this model there is importance given to all the factions and ideologies. In the case of a particular ideology there is an equal countervailing of power that exists between them. This creates a sort of equilibrium (Tunstall, 2003). It should be noted that the pluralist models take into account the actual power that it can wield on the societies.
The general criticism of this democratic pluralism political model that is common to both the countries is as follows. Due to the fact that there are multiple voices in the system the people are not able to reach consensus easily. Owing to which there is lack in implementation of the policies. When many people discuss their views and ideologies actual implementation becomes difficult in this process.
It has been found that the US system of democracy is a more decentralized approach. There is a lot of importance given to listening and framing rules from multiple organizations. There is fear among the people for a centralized approach of management. They believe that this model increases expediency in implementation of policies. This also reduces autonomy in the countries. It has been found that in United Kingdom when King George III was in power the 13 British colonies were under the centralized system. In this system the people were wary of the government and due to which there was lack of trust between the societies and government (Tunstall, 2003). American political system has four main systems that are embedded into its constitution and in its political model. They are federalism, separation of powers between the different groups, it has bilateral Congress with two chambers of equal weightage and finally there are two different kinds of electoral systems. This system of pluralism that is followed in America is considered to be the highest ideals set by the majoritarian system of democracy. Majoritarian is the system where the views of the major population are held in context while framing the rules. Another factor that is considered to be more politically suitable is that America has distinct bodies. Judiciary and executive are two separate functions. In the case of UK model there is some dependence on the Prime Minister to regulate certain aspects of the judiciary committee. Owing to which the pluralist governmental model in America is considered to be more democratic and liberal than the UK governance. Critique of the Neo pluralism model that has been used is that it is more aligned to suit the business sectors while other service sectors do not have equal voice in this system. Neo pluralism is considered commercialized when compared to the UK model of pluralism.