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charity

charity  

N.A body (corporate or not) established for one of the charitable purposes pecified by statute (see charitable trust). A charity is subject to the control of the High Court in the exercise of its ...
corporate society

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These terms refer to a type of society in which various large-scale corporate organizations with powerful vested interests are involved in the economic, social, and political decision-making process. ...
corporatism

corporatism  

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A concept of a political economic system in which economic decisions are achieved through negotiation between centralized corporate bodies representing interest groups. In particular, under ...
economic sociology

economic sociology  

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The fundamental problem in economics is to explain how the limited productive resources and effort of a society are allocated among the wide range of alternative uses to which they might be put. ...
environmental activism

environmental activism  

Any form of activity by environmentalists that is designed to raise public awareness of environmental issues. Extreme forms of activism include monkey‐wrenching and EarthFirst, and more common forms ...
environmentalism

environmentalism  

A belief in and concern for the importance and influence of environment within a society.‘Environment’ is derived simply from the French verb environner, to surround. Our environment, literally, is ...
Friends of the Earth

Friends of the Earth  

(FOE)An international network of grassroots environmental groups in 70 countries, which was founded in San Francisco in 1969 by David Brower, and runs high‐profile campaigns designed to raise public ...
group

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A collection of individuals interacting with one another so that each person influences and is influenced by each other person to some degree. Group members are distinguished from a mere aggregate of ...
interest groups

interest groups  

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[Ge]Groups organized to pursue specific interests in the political arena, operating primarily by lobbying the members of legislative bodies.
John C. Calhoun

John C. Calhoun  

(1782–1850)Calhoun has three claims to fame. One stems from his prominence as an American politician between 1811 and 1850. During that period he was, successively, an important member of the House ...
nongovernmental Organization

nongovernmental Organization  

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(NGO)A private international organization that acts as a mechanism for cooperation among private national groups in both municipal and international affairs, particularly in economic, social, ...
political sociology

political sociology  

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Political sociology broadly conceived is the study of power and domination in social relationships. It could thereby include analysis of the family, the mass media, universities, trade unions, and so ...
single issue politics

single issue politics  

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Broadly based political parties have declined in their ability to aggregate issues into coherent ideological packages linked to the aspirations of major social groupings. The vacuum created has been ...
special interest group

special interest group  

A group of users who use email to exchange views and information on a particular topic, often of a technical nature such as a particular operating system.

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