• Entry
  • Reader's guide
  • Entries A-Z
  • Subject index

Social activists are people who aim to bring about change in the social, political, economic, religious, environmental, or military policies of an organization or society by staging public protests and rallying social support for their cause. They generally claim to represent the views and concerns of other citizens, thereby acting not only for their own interests but also in the interest of creating a better society for all those concerned. The desired improvement could be more jobs, higher wages, lower prices, safer working conditions, more equitable laws or law enforcement, environmental protection, the end of military action, or any other goal perceived to be vital to the well-being of society. These particular goals were among the motivating forces for significant social action movements that ...

    • Loading...
    locked icon

    Sign in to access this content

    Get a 30 day FREE TRIAL

    • Watch videos from a variety of sources bringing classroom topics to life
    • Read modern, diverse business cases
    • Explore hundreds of books and reference titles