Policy Advocacy Concepts and Case Studies for Social Change

ISBN-10: 1565495349
ISBN-13: 9781565495340
Edition: 2012
Authors: Jeff Unsicker
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Description: Confronting Powerprovides an academically rigorous, yet practical and comprehensive framework and sets of concepts for planning, implementing and evaluating policy advocacy. Based on the author's experiences both as teacher and activist, the  More...

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List price: $26.50
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers
Publication date: 11/1/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 286
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.078
Language: English

Confronting Powerprovides an academically rigorous, yet practical and comprehensive framework and sets of concepts for planning, implementing and evaluating policy advocacy. Based on the author's experiences both as teacher and activist, the framework is general enough to be relevant for advocacy in a variety of sectors such as poverty alleviation, human rights and the environment, in different national and cultural contexts, and at levels ranging from influencing a town council to transnational institutions such as the World Bank. The book grounds the concepts via a series of case studies, which themselves illustrate a range of different advocacy campaigns in both the Global South and the United States. Designed to be both a textbook and a guide for practical action, Confronting Powershould become an essential component of every teacher and social advocate’s tool kit.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Conceptual Maps
Case A: A Small Town in Peru Battles a Multinational Mining Corporation
Advocacy Circles
Basic Elements
Case B: Vermonters Advocate to Close a Nuclear Power Plant
Advocacy Circles: Intersections
Case C: BRAC Advocacy Unit, Bangladesh
What Next?
Advocates
Building Capacity
Case D: Research and Advocacy for a Ghana AIDS Commission
Policy
Problems, Causes and Solutions
Case E: Oxfam America Climate Change Campaign
Political Mapping
Politics
Formal and Nonformal Power
Case F: Safe Power Vermont Coalition
Phase Two of Advocacy to Close the Nuclear Reactor
Strategy
People Power and Other Methods
Case G: Kids Are Priority One Coalition in Vermont
Framing the Message
Advocacy Communications
(Re)Framing and Story Telling
Case H: Oxfam America Climate Change Campaign
Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning
Advocacy Evaluation and Learning
Index

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