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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Katharine Brodock outlines thepromise of digital activism stating that "the greatest promise of digital activism is that it will serve as a foundation for a more equal and participatory political system--one in which all individuals have the opportunity and ability to speak, assemble, and coordinate more easily through the use of digital technologies (Brodock, 2010: 72).
In a previous study, Bartley found that anti-sweatshop activism can lead to lower sales for specialized apparel and footwear brands, and that major anti-sweatshop events hurt corporate stock prices, at least for a while.
Kirby argued that REITs have far more stockholders with specialist knowledge than most other public companies, making it very likely investor activism is based on legitimate concerns.
A wide variety of activism is represented in this collection.
and hedge fund Mason Capital Management about a plan the company announced in 2012 to convert non-voting Telus shares into voting common shares might appear to be an even more prominent example of British Columbia-oriented offensive shareholder activism. In fact, Mason Capitals strategy was quite different from that dictated by the standard hedge fund activism playbook.
In the post-independence years, political opportunities and the high status of students in Malaysian society favoured student activism. In addition, the transition to postcolonial society was marked by debate and contestation over nation-building and social justice, and by an emerging political society, all of which together provided affirmative opportunities for student activism.
Historians too, often acknowledge the events of the eighteenth century but then assume that consumer activism did not really gather momentum until the late-nineteenth century.
Extant literature on gender differences in environmental activism and behaviours rarely provides explicit definitions of environmental activism.
The study investigates how the drama programs at these schools educated students for activism, even militant activism, and points to links between the workers' education movement of the period and later arts-based activism during the Cold War and the Civil Rights movement.
His passing at about 5pm today was mourned by the civil society at large, most of whom had fought alongside him in various issues, but this does not mean activism against consumer, social and environmental issues will stop there.
He argued that if all institutes and organs of state work within their constitutional jurisdiction, the need of judicial activism would never arise.
These were some of the questions raised at a panel discussion, 'Ushering in a new era of youth activism: hope or despair?' on the last day of the Adab Festival held over the weekend at the Governor's House on Sunday.