Activism

related topics
{theory, work, human}
{black, white, people}
{government, party, election}
{group, member, jewish}
{war, force, army}
{service, military, aircraft}
{area, community, home}

Activism consists of intentional action to bring about social, political, economic, or environmental change. This action is in support of, or opposition to, one side of an often controversial argument.

The word "activism" is used synonymously with protest or dissent, but activism can take a wide range of forms from writing letters to newspapers or politicians, political campaigning, economic activism such as boycotts or preferentially patronizing businesses, rallies, street marches, strikes, both sit-ins and hunger strikes, or even guerrilla tactics.

Some activists try to persuade people to change their behavior directly, rather than persuade governments to change laws. The cooperative movement seeks to build new institutions which conform to cooperative principles, and generally does not lobby or protest politically.

See also

Types

Full article ▸

related documents
Theories of political behavior
James M. Buchanan
Political ecology
Sum of Logic
Human geography
Soft science fiction
Cogency
Prodicus
Ecology movement
Lists of atheists
Reciprocal altruism
Contradiction
Industrial sociology
Reduction (philosophy)
Instructional theory
Chrysippus
Straw man
George Inness
Technology assessment
Postcyberpunk
The Conquest of Bread
William Paley
C. P. Snow
Hard science fiction
Philosophical movement
Moral universalism
Jianghu
Ātman (Hinduism)
Economic history
Out-of-place artifact