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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 tradition of campus autonomy in the state described by (Gade, 1993) has been modified in recent years by the Board's more activistic agenda and its efforts to address issues as a collectivity or system of institutions.
This shift is part of a radical revision of the strongly activistic rhetoric of Being and Time in favor of the quietism of Heidegger's later period.
Thus, a 1942 characterization of the typical Russian Jewish emigrant as an "enterprising, activistic person with a strong individualistic attitude" is juxtaposed to a 1928 study that saw "the hunted look of the Pale" borne by Jews whose emigration was motivated by a flight from "conditions which threatened life itself" Similarly, the author claims that the economic changes brought about by the Soviet regime were "disastrous for the Jews" only to show later how Jews benefitted from the growth of the Soviet economy (50).
Is there an activistic bias in the usual notions of"free will" that causes us to overlook our wholly passive yet willing complicity in sin?
Between these lines one can perhaps read another agenda which may aptly be summed up as the over-emphasis on the performative ('activistic') eucharistic celebration in the Roman Catholic Church today.
The REC may think that the Alliance is too broad, vague, without a clear confessional basis, too political and activistic. But yet the unity which is given to us in Jesus Christ goes far beyond our prejudices and suspicions.
Much could be said about these passages, especially in relation to the activistic terminology that here has become transferred from the sphere of subjectivity to the work of art itself (something which will sever the connection between art and the faculty of imagination, as Heidegger himself remarks).
The Rainforest Alliance (a New York City-based organization not to be confused with the more activistic Rainforest Action Network) likes to think of itself as an education and policy organization driven by science.
James McCracken analyzes how the emerging nationalist movement in Malawi found allies in activistic Scottish Presbyterian missionaries who lobbied the British government for native political rights in the mid-twentieth century.