Activism

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Activism

A doctrine or practice that emphasises vigourous non-violent action as a force to meet political ends.
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The author seeks to analyze the Islamic reformist movement in Iran and the Justice and Development Party in Turkey and to critically examine a dominant political science theory, the so-called moderation theory, to explain the evolution of radical Islamists into political reformers.
Very highly recommended viewing for civil rights activists, political reformers, and the general public in this current political season, "The War On Democracy" is a welcome and necessary addition to academic and community library collections.
While murshidats do not necessarily see themselves as political reformers, feminists point to their symbolic importance.
A February primary might even be the opening political reformers need to change how political boundaries are drawn and revise legislative term limits.
By looking at the activity of urban administrators, political reformers, national minded aristocrats (both male and female), middle-class journalists, civic associations, and patriotic youth, Nemes's book focuses both on the changing political, social, economic, and urban contexts and the grassroots actors that enabled and fostered this shift.
The resolution expressed concern about the ''continuing harassment, intimidation and persecution of human rights defenders, nongovernmental organizations, political opponents, religious dissenters, political reformers, journalists, parliamentarians, students, clerics, academics and Web bloggers.
The fact the contract was awarded and construction completed before the army intervened highlights the conflict at the heart of the Iranian establishment between the conservative religious elite and political reformers.
The ideas of Rifa'ah al-Tahtawi, Rashid Rida, Al-Rikabi, Shaikh Mohammad Abdu, Shibli Shumayyil, Salamah Musa and others of the nineteenth century as well as the works and calls of twentieth century political reformers and movements remain ideas that somehow rarely take root in political action.
With the help of the League and some of America's top legal leaders and political reformers, the campaign is building momentum.
CIA Director George Tenet recently told Congress that Iranian political reformers were losing momentum in the long-running battle for power with the traditionalist theologians who control the Iranian intelligence and security agencies that support extremist groups.
WTO membership will strengthen the hands of the economic and political reformers in China, improve the lives of the Chinese people, and help stabilize and normalize China's relations with the rest of the world.
There is a growing new legion of political reformers who are beginning to realize that many of the regulatory "reforms" they once advanced are, at best, useless, and at worst, counter-productive.