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activism

active involvement as a member of a POLITICAL PARTY, PRESSURE GROUP, or related political organization, e.g. a ‘trades union activist’. Theories and research concerned with political activism suggest that the tendency is for activists generally to be of higher social status, more socially confident and often better informed than most nonactivists. Levels of political activism also vary according to political circumstances. For example, in times of political crisis many people may be drawn into politics who would not normally be politically active. Some theorists, especially in POLITICAL SCIENCE (e.g. LIPSET, 1959), have suggested that in Western societies, in such circumstances, high levels of political activity and less informed participants may pose a threat to the 'S tability of democracy’. More generally, however, increased participation in politics by members of lower status minority groups (e.g. new URBAN SOCIAL MOVEMENTS) is regarded as a favourable development. See also POLITICAL PARTICIPATION, OPINION LEADERS, TWOSTEP FLOW IN MASS COMMUNICATIONS, STABLE DEMOCRACY, SOCIAL MOVEMENTS.
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Appalled by the situation of the three detained activists, the protesters, the activists called on the leader of the separatist group to give a clear account and explanation on the arrest of their relatives.
" As she stressed, we are currently witnessing a critical change in climate, and this act of the activists was a sign of bravery, not a crime."Activism mustn't be punished," Kohatkova added.
The crackdown was described as a new wave of arbitrary detentions" similar to 2018's one when a dozen of women rights activists were arrested.
Some activists were arrested in Kokernag and Dilagam villages.
At least 35 activists campaigning against the region's infrastructure and transport projects have faced threats, beatings, arbitrary arrests, and detentions.
Accusing Senator GyanAchand of subjecting them to victimisation for their being supporters of his predecessor, some of the activists almost manhandled the sitting district chief.
Livestock department would keep close liaison with the trained activists and would continue to avail their services on different schemes or occasion, observed Dr Sabtain.
In February on Valentine's Day, couples in Bihar were thrashed and humiliated by Bajrang Dal activists who charged at them to protest against the day.
He repeated thousands of party activists will move towards Islamabad to back our leader Imran Khan and to make this sit in plus at Islamabad a final nail in the coffin of Nawaz government and to end the era of loot and plunder and to bring positive change and to introduce a system based on corruption free, pure merit and justice for all so as to redesign new Pakistan leading to progress, prosperity and peace, he concluded.
S&P Global Market Intelligence examined return on invested capital as a broad benchmark of corporate operating efficiency for companies in the S&P 1500 equity index, activist ownership, stock buyback and capital markets activity, and overall stock market returns over one- and five-year time horizons.
Such activists specialize in the public forum and target management or board members directly, or use populist issues like executive pay to draw in other shareholders for support.