By Duncan Green
How Change Happens, a book by Duncan Green brings together the latest research from a range of academic disciplines and the evolving practical understanding of activists. 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 35 years of studying and working on international development issues, it tests ideas on how change happens and sets out the latest thinking on what works to achieve progressive change.
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- Part I A power and systems approach
- 1. Systems thinking changes everything
- 2. Power lies at the heart of change
- 3. Shifts in social norms often underpin change
- Case study : the Chiquitanos of Bolivia
- Part II Institutions and the importance of history
- 4. How states evolve
- 5. The machinery of law
- 6. Accountability, political parties, and the media
- 7. How the international system shapes change
- 8. Transnational corporations as drivers and targets of change
- Case study : the December 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change
- Part III What activists can (and can’t) do
- 9. Citizen activism and civil society
- 10. Leaders and leadership
- 11. The power of advocacy
- Part IV Pulling it all together
- 12. A power and systems approach to making change happen.
- International aid and development
- Oxfam (International)
- Political participation
- Social change
- Social change - Case studies