Power and Social Change

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This publication aims to help voluntary organisations think strategically about how to bring about change. It seeks to complement the various practical guides about how to do a power analysis or design and implement a campaign. It covers power and change, how change happens, routes to change and sector and government. It draws on theory and practice to: Provide an introductory grounding about the nature of power, how change happens and the role of governments and voluntary organisations Provide strategic ideas and guidance as to how voluntary organisations can best promote change Contribute to and promote discussion in the sector about these issues The publication is primarily aimed UK-based voluntary organisations addressing themes that are relevant for staff engaged in advocacy and those working with and providing services and advice to communities. It may also be relevant to voluntary organisations in other countries, and others with an interest in the subjects covered. It is divided into the following four stand-alone sections: Power and change How change happens Routes to change Sector and government


Jim Coe, Ruth Mayne

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