AskDefine | Define activism

Dictionary Definition

activism n : a policy of taking direct and militant action to achieve a political or social goal

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  1. The practice of using action to achieve a result, such as political demonstration or a strike in support of or in opposition to an issue.

Related terms


The practice of using action to achieve a result
  • Croatian: aktivizam
  • Czech: aktivismus
  • German: Aktivismus

Extensive Definition


  • Randy Shaw, The Activist's Handbook: A Primer for the 1990s and Beyond (University of California Press, 1996). ISBN 0-520-20317-8
  • David Walls, The Activist's Almanac: The Concerned Citizen's Guide to the Leading Advocacy Organizations in America (Simon & Schuster/Fireside, 1993). ISBN 0-671-74634-0
  • Victor Gold, Liberwocky (Thomas Nelson, 2004). ISBN 978-0785260578
activism in Bulgarian: Активизъм
activism in Catalan: Activisme
activism in Czech: Aktivismus
activism in Danish: Aktivisme
activism in German: Aktivist
activism in Spanish: Activismo
activism in French: Activisme politique
activism in Galician: Activismo
activism in Indonesian: Aktivisme
activism in Italian: Attivismo politico
activism in Hebrew: אקטיביזם
activism in Lithuanian: Aktyvizmas
activism in Dutch: Politiek activisme
activism in Japanese: 積極行動主義
activism in Portuguese: Ativismo pagão
activism in Romanian: Activism
activism in Russian: Активизм
activism in Simple English: Activist
activism in Serbian: Активиста
activism in Finnish: Kansalaistoiminta
activism in Swedish: Aktivism
activism in Turkish: Aktivizm

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