Date of Award

1998

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Social Science

Faculty

Faculty of Health and Human Sciences

First Advisor

Dr Hyung Shik Kim

Abstract

For some analysts, post-industrial capitalist societies have pathological deficiencies which manifest themselves locally and further afield, in marginalisation and oppression of people and despoliation of the environment. For those who are passionately driven to challenge those consequences of the dominant paradigm, activism is deemed to be a potent force for effecting social and political change. The aim of this study was to establish how activists integrate issues, context, strategies, personal factors and other influences into a strategy for action.