Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10546/581366
Title:
How Change Happens
Author(s):
Green, Duncan
Publication date:
27-Oct-2016
Publisher(s):
Oxford University Press; Oxfam GB
Document type:
Book
Description:

Human society is full of would-be 'change agents', a restless mix of campaigners, lobbyists, and officials, both individuals and organizations, set on transforming the world. They want to improve public services, reform laws and regulations, guarantee human rights, get a fairer deal for those on the sharp end, achieve greater recognition for any number of issues, or simply be treated with respect.

Striking then, that not many universities have a Department of Change Studies, to which social activists can turn for advice and inspiration. Instead, scholarly discussions of change are fragmented with few conversations crossing disciplinary boundaries, rarely making it onto the radars of those actively seeking change.

This book bridges the gap between academia and practice, bringing together the best research from a range of academic disciplines and the evolving practical understanding of activists to explore the topic of social and political change. Drawing on many first-hand examples from the global experience of Oxfam, one of the world's largest social justice NGOs, as well as the author's insights from studying and working on international development, it tests ideas on How Change Happens and offers the latest thinking on what works to achieve progressive change.

Pages:
288
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198785392.001.0001
ISBN:
9780198785392
Document link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10546/581366
Additional Links:
http://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/how-change-happens-consultation-draft-581366
Subject:
Approach and methodology
Keywords:
Active citizenship; Advocacy; Systems thinking; Campaigning; Power; Change; Activism; Development methods
Status:
For public use – can be shared outside Oxfam

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.titleHow Change Happensen
dc.contributor.authorGreen, Duncanen
dc.date.issued2016-10-27en
dc.publisherOxford University Pressen
dc.publisherOxfam GBen
dc.typeBooken
dc.description<p>Human society is full of would-be 'change agents', a restless mix of campaigners, lobbyists, and officials, both individuals and organizations, set on transforming the world. They want to improve public services, reform laws and regulations, guarantee human rights, get a fairer deal for those on the sharp end, achieve greater recognition for any number of issues, or simply be treated with respect.</p> <p>Striking then, that not many universities have a Department of Change Studies, to which social activists can turn for advice and inspiration. Instead, scholarly discussions of change are fragmented with few conversations crossing disciplinary boundaries, rarely making it onto the radars of those actively seeking change.</p> <p>This book bridges the gap between academia and practice, bringing together the best research from a range of academic disciplines and the evolving practical understanding of activists to explore the topic of social and political change. Drawing on many first-hand examples from the global experience of Oxfam, one of the world's largest social justice NGOs, as well as the author's insights from studying and working on international development, it tests ideas on How Change Happens and offers the latest thinking on what works to achieve progressive change.</p>en
dc.format.extent288en
dc.identifier.doi10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198785392.001.0001en
dc.identifier.isbn9780198785392en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10546/581366en
dc.relation.urlhttp://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/how-change-happens-consultation-draft-581366en
dc.subjectApproach and methodology-
oxfam.subject.keywordActive citizenshipen
oxfam.subject.keywordAdvocacyen
oxfam.subject.keywordSystems thinkingen
oxfam.subject.keywordCampaigningen
oxfam.subject.keywordPoweren
oxfam.subject.keywordChangeen
oxfam.subject.keywordActivismen
oxfam.subject.keywordDevelopment methods-
oxfam.signoff.statusFor public use – can be shared outside Oxfamen
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