Social movement

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Social movements are a type of group action. They are large, sometimes informal, groupings of individuals or organizations which focus on specific political or social issues. In other words, they carry out, resist or undo a social change.


  • Social movements for global democracy and justice should try not only to build on and create global legal and regulatory institutions, but also to expand possibilities for transnational association and public spheres.
    • Iris Marion Young, Inclusion and Democracy (2000), Ch. 7: Self-Determination and Global Democracy

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