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grassroots movement

Swedish translation: gräsrotsrörelse

English term or phrase:grassroots movement
Swedish translation:gräsrotsrörelse

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15:54 Mar 24, 2009
English to Swedish translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Government / Politics
Additional field(s): Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc.
English term or phrase: grassroots movement
Definition from Wikipedia:
A grassroots movement (often referenced in the context of a political movement) is one driven by the constituents of a community. The term implies that the creation of the movement and the group supporting it is natural and spontaneous, highlighting the differences between this and a movement that is orchestrated by traditional power structures.

Example sentence(s):
  • It’s a common misconception that social movements occur spontaneously. Although usually requiring a spark to emerge into the public eye, movements result from decades of conscious and persistent grassroots movement building efforts. exco
  • Grassroots organizing can be harder than it sounds: a mix of social networking, savvy funding, and judicious decision-making can go a long way. eHow
  • Grassroots groups have increased their activity, newspapers and magazines have begun writing more about the issue, and a recent Wall Street Journal article showed that some high-end restaurants are rebelling
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En rörelse som uppstår bland engagerade individer, ofta kring ett tema eller för specifikt ändamål, och med minimal formell struktur.
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En rörelse som uppstår bland engagerade individer, ofta kring ett tema eller för specifikt ändamål, och med minimal formell struktur.

Example sentence(s):
  • Frågan är hur länge man kan inbilla bloggosfär och alla andra internetanvändare att det koncernstyrda debattfiltret Newsmill – under den stora drakens paraply – representerar den nya gräsrotsrörelsen, det sociala mediet... - SVD  
  • Det som de nya gräsrotsrörelserna pekar på är en underifrån-strategi, där handlingar har sin grund i mänskliga behov, vare sig dessa kan uppfattas som rationella och ekonomiskt effektiva eller inte. - Göteborgs universitet/uppsatser  
Kristina Thorne
Local time: 19:16
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish, Native in FinnishFinnish
PRO pts in category: 30

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Yes  Anna Herbst
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Yes  Jenny Hakanson
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