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A New Weave of Power, People, and Politics: The Action Guide for Advocacy and Citizen Participation

VeneKlasen, Lisa; Miller, Valerie

Verlag: Practical Action, 2007
ISBN 10: 1853396443 / ISBN 13: 9781853396441
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Titel: A New Weave of Power, People, and Politics: ...

Verlag: Practical Action

Erscheinungsdatum: 2007

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This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: "Excellent material for activists everywhere. The Guide combines very practical tools with conceptual discussions that encourage people to contextualize and reflect critically on their own experience. Its advocacy approach is integrated - not merely a technical exercise of lobbying but a broader process that includes and draws on lessons of social and political struggle." PATRICIA ARDON, Regional Representative for Central America, CEDPA "A very comprehensive guide book for activists. It helps people who work at different levels understand advocacy in a broader context - dealing with different kinds of power - rather than only policy advocacy. A solid blend of theory, frameworks and field experiences make for easy adaptation to the local context of users." NANI ZULMINARNI, Asia South Pacific Bureau of Adult Education (ASPBAE) and PPSW, Indonesia. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE_book_usedgood_1853396443

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Inhaltsangabe: · A practical handbook for activists, grassroots, and advocacy groups
· Covers constituency building and the theory behind the practice
· ?a significant contribution to the growing international literature on citizen participation and advocacy A New Weave has been needed for a long time.??John Gaventa, Institute of Development Studies.

This book breaks down the boxes separating human rights, rule of law, development, and governance, and creates an integrated approach to rights-based political empowerment. It combines concrete and practical action 'steps' with a sound theoretical foundation to help users understand the process of advocacy planning and implementation.

Building on the authors' fifty years of combined experiences in advocacy, gender, human rights, education, and social change, this ?action guide? gathers insights from across the world?including community development, legal rights education, and campaign advocacy. It includes a special training and capacity-building appendix that provides workshop and planning ideas for different users and needs.

Über den Autor: Valerie Miller is Senior Advisor & Co-Founder of Just Associates. For more than thirty years she has worked in advocacy, international development, gender, and human rights collaborating with grassroots organizations, NGOs, and international agencies from around the world. Over the past fifteen years, she has been Policy Advocacy Director at Oxfam America, Director of Policy and Exchange Programs at the Institute for Development Research, and advisor to, and associate of, a wide variety of organizations including the Global Women in Politics Program, Women, Law and Development International, and the Highlander Center. She has also served as a board member of Cenzontle (a Nicaraguan NGO focused on women?s economic and political empowerment) and Grassroots International. Her doctorate is in adult education and she has published numerous articles and books on issues of advocacy, development, education, and politics.

Lisa VeneKlasen is Executive Director & Co-Founder of Just Associates. In addition to work in community-based adult education and participatory research in Central America and the US she has been a Citizen Action organizer, a lobbyist on foreign policy issues, and a legislative aid to a US Congressman. She has worked with Women, Law and Development International, the Asia Foundation and contributed to the creation of Women in Law and Development in Africa (WiLDAF), a regional network committed to women's rights. During the last decade she has advised and assisted dozens of NGOs worldwide to develop and conduct advocacy strategies and training programs. She has a Masters in Public Policy from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.

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