Group action (sociology)  

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In sociology, group action is the situation in which a large number of people in a given area behave simultaneously in a similar way in order to achieve a common goal; their actions are usually coordinated.

Group action will likely take place when various individuals realise that they are more likely to achieve their goal when acting together rather than individually. A special form of group action is called a social movement.

Group action differs from group behaviours, which are uncoordinated, and also from mass actions, which are more limited in place.

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