Soc. reform is not revolutionary: it does not aim at complete change of the soc. order, as social* action may. It accepts the existing fundamental soc. and economic structure of soc. but tries to eliminate the evils that result from improper or faulty functioning of the soc. system. Its motivation derives from individual and group distress that soc. work tries to alleviate; it proceeds beyond alleviation and tries to remedy the causes of distress insofar as they may seem to result from maladjustments in the soc. order. Temperance movements and antivice crusades are examples of soc. reform movements.
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