Explain to me why activism is effective
April 25, 2014 2:58 PM Subscribe
Invariably, there are problems in government that you would like to see fixed. For example, human rights issues regarding Guantanamo, or environmental issues regarding fracking. There are always people working to solve these problems by protesting, organizing people, etc. How effective are these and other methods of activism, and at what point does standing in the street with a sign turn from one person's opinion into something larger?
posted by lalunamel to Law & Government (19 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
Take this example: I am in opposition to fracking and I sign up to be a part of the 'anti-fracking-organization' and travel to Washington DC to protest outside of the Whitehouse.
How effective is this method? Is there any way to measure effectiveness of these types of operations? What is the goal of activisim like this: is it to change the actions of those holding the reigns, or to change the opinions of people on the outside who haven't formed an opinion yet?