In the context of the changing world order, where increasingly the locus of control has shifted from local communities to state and market institutions at multiple levels; social action and advocacy has emerged as an important tool of representing the voices of the marginalized and protecting their interests. Social action as a method and methodology for facilitating and ensuring people's rights and entitlements has gained enormous importance in the socio-economic context of India. This course would acquaint students with concepts, processes, strategies and techniques of social action, movement, advocacy and networking.