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Grassroots Social Action: Lessons in People Power Movements

Grassroots Social Action: Lessons in People Power Movements (Hardback)

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With the ever-expanding boom of grassroots organizations and their growing importance for public policy, many organizations have been forced to rethink the effects of social, economic, and political disparities in society. This collection of essential essays and case studies will help activists, researchers, and students engage in this process of reevaluation and strategizing. Grassroots Social Action explores power negotiations and examines effective and ineffective community actions from the bottom up. Willie and his colleagues focus on the influence of common people in relation to hierarchical forms of social order. Paying special attention to nine case studies, including the Montgomery Bus Boycott, the chapters show the complementary relationship between dominant and subdominant people in public policymaking. Grassroots Social Action offers a critical and empowering assessment of how change occurs in communities.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial issues & processes Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publication Date: 28/01/2008 ISBN-13: 9780742560482  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Charles V. Willie is Charles W. Eliot Professor of Education Emeritus, Graduate School of Education, Harvard University David A. Willard is a doctoral student in Administrative Planning and Social Policy at Harvard University Steven P. Ridini is vice president of programs at The Medical Foundation

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