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dc.contributor.authorMintzberg, Henry*
dc.contributor.authorAzevedo, Guilherme*
dc.date.accessioned2013-02-21T10:08:47Zen
dc.date.available2013-02-21T10:08:47Zen
dc.date.issued2012-09-01en
dc.identifier.issn0961-4524en
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/09614524.2012.696585en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10546/269955en
dc.descriptionIn this article, we challenge the notion that complex and resilient problems – such as global warming and poverty – will have to be resolved by governments or responsible corporations. Instead, we argue for the potency of social initiatives promoted by communities of engaged people. A variety of experiences from around the world, and especially from Brazilians with their “Why not?” temperament, suggest characteristics of the origin, development, and diffusion of these initiatives. We conclude that social initiatives, by addressing local problems of a global nature, using networks connected across communities, may be the greatest hope for this troubled world.<p>This article is hosted by our co-publisher Taylor & Francis.</p>en
dc.format.extent13en
dc.language.isoEnglishen
dc.publisherOxfam GBen
dc.publisherRoutledgeen
dc.relation.urlhttp://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/fostering-why-not-social-initiatives--beyond-business-and-governments-269955
dc.subjectApproach and methodology
dc.subjectGovernance and citizenship
dc.titleFostering “Why not?” social initiatives – beyond business and governmentsen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.identifier.eissn1364-9213en
dc.identifier.journalDevelopment in Practiceen
oxfam.signoff.statusFor public use – can be shared outside Oxfamen
oxfam.subject.countryBrazilen
oxfam.subject.keywordDevelopment methods
oxfam.subject.keywordActive citizenship
oxfam.subject.keywordCommunity building
oxfam.subject.keywordDevelopment in Practice Journal
oxfam.subject.keywordDiP
prism.number7en
prism.volume22en
dc.year.issuedate2012en


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