World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Political movement

Article Id: WHEBN0000099232
Reproduction Date:

Title: Political movement  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Social movement, Sectarianism, Socialism, Social movements, Ambedkar Makkal Iyakkam
Collection: Politics, Social Movements
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Political movement

The nineteenth century Skandinavist political movement led to the modern use of the term Scandinavia.

In the government policy, usually by nominating their candidates and seating candidates in political and government offices.[7] Additionally, parties participate in electoral campaigns and educational outreach or protest actions aiming to convince citizens or governments to take action on the issues and concerns which are the focus of the movement. Parties often espouse an ideology, expressed in a party program, bolstered by a written platform with specific goals, forming a coalition among disparate interests.


  • Examples 1
  • See also 2
  • Further reading 3
  • References 4


Some political movements have aimed to change government policy, such as the anti-war movement, the Ecology movement, and the Anti-globalization movement. Many have aimed to establish or broaden the rights of subordinate groups, such as abolitionism, the women's suffrage movement, the Civil rights movement, feminism, men's rights movement, gay rights movement, the Disability rights movement, or the inclusive human rights movement. Some have represented class interests, such as the Labour movement, Socialism, and Communism, others have expressed national aspirations, such as anticolonialist movements, Ratana, Zionism, and Sinn Féin. Political movements can also involve struggles to decentralize or centralize state control, as in Anarchism, Fascism, and Nazism.

With globalization, global citizens movements may have emerged.[8]

Movements may be named by outsiders, as with the levellers political movement in 17th century England was so named as a term of disparagement. Yet admirers of the movement and its aims later came to use the term, and it is the term by which they are known to history.[9]

See also

Political spectrum, political science, political history (gestalt, political thought history), political sociology (political opportunity, resource mobilization), political structure
Sovereignty (sovereign state), nation state, federated state, member state, nation, The Estates, Rechtsstaat
Karl Marx, Max Weber, Thomas Hobbes, Michel Foucault
Political philosophy
Autonomy (social identity), collective action, democracy, economic freedom, egalitarianism, equality before the law, equal opportunity, free will, social framing, gender equality, intellectual freedom, liberty, justice (moral responsibility), political freedom (assembly, association, choice, speech), political representation (representative democracy), political legitimacy, racial equality, rights (civil liberties), social cohesion, social equality
Political views
Conservatism, Environmentalism, Fascism, Feminism, Liberalism, Marxism, Nationalism, Socialism, list of political ideologies
Conservatism in the United States, Constitutional Movement, contentious politics, environmental movement, green politics, political aspects of Islam, political protest, sanctuary movement, Tea Party movement

Further reading

  • Harrison, Kevin; Boyd, Tony (2003). Understanding Political Ideas and Movements: a Guide for A2 Politics Students. Manchester University Press.
  • Opp, Karl-Dieter (2009). Theories of Political Protest and Social Movements: A Multidisciplinary Introduction, Critique, and Synthesis. Routledge.
  • Snow, David; Della Porta, Donatella; Klandemans, Bert; McAdam, Doug. The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social and Political Movements. John Wiley.


  1. ^ Political movement.
  2. ^ See also: Coordinationmma dar chod ′′′′′′′ failure
  3. ^ See: decrees, declarations, and announcements
  4. ^ See: political revisionism and negationism
  5. ^ See also: Constitutional amendment
  6. ^ See also: Judicial interpretation
  7. ^ Mc Donald, Neil (1963). The Study of Political Parties. New York. 
  8. ^ George, Susan (2001-10-18). "The Global Citizens Movement. A New Actor For a New Politics". TransNational Institute. 
  9. ^ Plant, David (2005-12-14). "The Levellers". British Civil Wars and Commonwealth website. Retrieved 2013-06-05. 
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.