Social movements highlight


Social movements highlight areas of society to be changed and make valuable contribution to solving problems. However, they seldom actually solve problems. In order to mobilize sufficient resources, they need to appeal to a broad population, and to do so, they must focus on larger-scale issues which deeply embedded in society. Such broad problems do not allow to easy or quick solutions.


Some movements grow, become mature and decline; some cease to exist and become reinvigorated with new leadership or by coming into conflict with other movements. Some social movements seek solutions in legislation, education, economy and politics; become bureaucratized and a leadership passes to career officials.


Given the assumption that social movements point to the areas of greatest pressures for change, what social movements do you believe will emerge during next decade?