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A New Weave of Power, People and Politics

Edited By Lisa VeneKlasen,Valerie Miller
ISBN: 9781853396441
This book provides an approach for promoting citizen participation; separating human rights, rule of law, development, and governance, reconnecting them in order to create an integrated approach to rights-based political empowerment; delving into questions of citizenship, constituency-building, social change, gender, and accountability.

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  • Synopsis
    This field manual provides a well-tested approach for promoting citizen participation. It breaks down the traditional boxes separating human rights, rule of law, development, and governance, and reconnects them in order to create an integrated approach to rights-based political empowerment. A New Weave of Power, People & Politics combines concrete and practical 'action steps' with a sound theoretical foundation to help users understand the process of advocacy planning and implementation. This is an 'Action Guide' that builds on the authors' 50 years of combined experience in advocacy, gender, human rights, popular education, and social change. These collective experiences were gathered in Asia, Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, Europe, the former Soviet Union, and North America, and they range from participatory research and community development, to neighbourhood organizing and legal rights education, to large-scale campaign advocacy. It delves more deeply into questions of citizenship, constituency-building, social change, gender, and accountability.
  • Table of Contents
    Acknowledgements
    Foreword
    Introduction
    PART ONE: UNDERSTANDING POLITICS
    Chapter 1: Politics and Advocacy
    Chapter 2: Democracy and Citizenship
    Chapter 3: Power and Empowerment
    Chapter 4: Constructing Empowering Strategies
    PART TWO: PLANNING ADVOCACY
    Chapter 5: The Basics of Planning for Citizen-Centered Advocacy
    Chapter 6: Planning Moment #1 - Looking Inward
    Chapter 7: Planning Moment #2 - Understanding the Big Picture
    Chapter 8: Planning Moment #3 - Identifying and Defining Problems
    Chapter 9: Planning Moment #4 - Analyzing Problems & Selecting Priority Issues
    Chapter 10: Planning Moment #5 - Mapping Advocacy Strategies
    Chapter 11: Finding Policy Hooks and Political Angles
    Chapter 12: Forces, Friends, and Foes
    PART THREE: DOING ADVOCACY
    Chapter 13: Messages and Media - Educating and Persuading
    Chapter 14: Outreach and Mobilization
    Chapter 15: Maneuvering on the Inside: Lobbying and Negotiating
    Chapter 16: Advocacy Leadership
    Chapter 17: Alliances and Coalitions
    ANNEXES
  • Endorsements
    “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
  • Details
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    Editor Lisa VeneKlasen,Valerie Miller
    Number of Pages 360
    Format Paperback / softback
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