Tools for Radical Democracy How to Organize for Power in Your Community

ISBN-10: 0787979090
ISBN-13: 9780787979096
Edition: 2007
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Description: Tools for Radical Democracy is an essential resource for grassroots organizers and leaders, students of activism and advocacy, and anyone trying to increase the civic participation of ordinary people. Authors Joan Minieri and Paul Getsos share  More...

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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/27/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.936
Language: English

Tools for Radical Democracy is an essential resource for grassroots organizers and leaders, students of activism and advocacy, and anyone trying to increase the civic participation of ordinary people. Authors Joan Minieri and Paul Getsos share stories and tools from their nationally recognized and award-winning work of building a community-led organization, training community leaders, and conducting campaigns that changed public policy and delivered concrete results to tens of thousands of people. This how-to manual includes: In-depth analysis of how to launch and win a campaign Tools and guidelines for training people to lead their own campaigns and organizations Insights for using technology effectively, building more powerful alliances, and engaging in the social justice movement

Foreword
Preface: Why We Believe in Organizing and Building Power
The Authors
Introduction: The Power of Participation
The Story of Community Voices Heard
Building Community Power
Taking It On: Starting to Build Power
Powering Up
Building a Base for Power
Recruiting Constituents for Collective Action
Involving Members in Building Their Own Organization
Developing Leaders from All Walks of Life
Uploading Technology
Developing and Running Campaigns
Identifying the Right Issue
Researching the Politics of an Issue
Developing a Winning Strategy
Planning a Comprehensive Campaign
Implementing an Effective Campaign
Running Kick-A Actions!
Evaluating a Campaign from Beginning to End
Building a Movement
Forging Partnerships for Power
Moving from Self-Interest to Social Change: Movement-Building
Conclusion: Putting Your Principles into Practice
Resources: Supporting the Work of Organizing
Organizing Lingo
Raising Money for Organizing
Power in the Voting Booth: Electoral Organizing
Training Tips
Approaches to Addressing Community Problems
Creating a Legal Community Power-Building Organization
For More Information
The Phases and Steps of a Campaign: An Annotated Case Example
Index

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