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|Noun||1.||social action - a social policy of reform (especially socioeconomic reform)|
social policy - a policy of for dealing with social issues
affirmative action - a policy designed to redress past discrimination against women and minority groups through measures to improve their economic and educational opportunities; "affirmative action has been extremely controversial and was challenged in 1978 in the Bakke decision"
fence mending - social action to improve poor relations (especially in politics); "they moved forward from a period of fence mending to substantive changes in the country"