Social Movements

A social movement is a loosely organized effort by a large group of people to achieve a particular goal, typically a social or political one. This may be to carry out, resist or undo a social change. It is a type of group action and may involve individuals, organizations or both. Definitions of the term are slightly varied. Social movements have been described as "organizational structures and strategies that may empower oppressed populations to mount effective challenges and resist the more powerful and advantaged elites". They represent a method of social change from the bottom within nations.Political science and sociology …



PARI: The CounterMedia Trust · 1 January 2024 English

Becoming a Young Farmer with the subtitle Young People’s Pathways into Farming: Canada, China, India and Indonesia is a collection of research papers published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2024 and …

agrarian change, the land question, rural social movements, and food sovereignty. Prior to obtaining

PARI: The CounterMedia Trust · 12 June 2023 English

The Human Development Report Office of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) published this report on June 12, 2023. This is the second report in the series; the first was …

norms and prac- tices through activism and social movements around the world show that regressive gender 2021. Mobilis- ing for Change: How Women’s Social Movements Are Transforming Gender Norms. ALIGN Report

PARI: The CounterMedia Trust · 16 January 2023 English

This report was published by Oxfam International, UK, on January 16, 2023. It was written by Martin-Brehm Christensen, Christian Hallum, Alex Maitland, Quentin Parrinello and Chiara Putaturo –researchers working with …

around the world have faced protests from mass social movements that originated in opposition to regressive

PARI: The CounterMedia Trust · 1 December 2022 English

This report, assessing the impact of covid-19 on Jharkhand’s already fragile education system, was released in December 2022. It was prepared by Paran Amitava and Jean Drèze for the Gyan …

“lack of earnestness”) begins at the top. But social movements and the public at large also have a critical the schooling system around. For instance, social movements can help to make elementary education a more

PARI: The CounterMedia Trust · 17 January 2022 English

The UK-based organisation Oxfam International published this briefing paper concerning the economic effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on January 17, 2022. The paper was written by Nabil Ahmed, Head of …

33 Poverty and hunger 36 3. Solutions 38 Social movements 38 The secret’s out: governments can act neoliberalism. Responding to the power of social movements and of ordinary people around the world, Strike. © Oxfam Australia Throughout history, social movements have demanded change—be it women’s right than governments. Today, social movements are on the march again. Social movements From young climate strikers

PARI: The CounterMedia Trust · 1 January 2022 English

The State of World Forests 2022 was published by Food and Agriculture Organization, United Nations. It studies “forest pathways for green recovery and building inclusive, resilient and sustainable economies” and …

services to members; (2) groups associated with social movements, such as to advance legal reforms to strengthen

LC: Library of Congress · 2022 English

"Seed Activism is an ethnography of court challenges to corporate intellectual property (IP) rights and practices in Brazil and India. Based on a wealth of interviews with a diverse range …

They address questions of power and control, social movements and orga- nizing strategies, and the health (2016), the Conference on the Use of Law by Social Movements and Civil Society (2018), the Conference of of Catholic ori- gin central to Brazilian social movements in which artistic and dramatic performances— between them, in partic- ular the role of social movements in hastening change (McMichael 2009, 2013)

LC: Library of Congress · 2022 English

"This book critiques what the author sees as a growing global cult of information through three case studies examining Indian anti-poverty initiatives"-- Provided by publisher.

nature of credit relations, the history of social movements organized by fishers, and even the geography

PARI: The CounterMedia Trust · 3 August 2021 English

This report was published on August 3, 2021, by the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI), a non-governmental organisation based in New Delhi. It outlines the “harassment, attacks and intimidation” faced …

environmental degradation, climate change and social movements rarely make it to the national agenda. The

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