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

ISBN-10: 1853396443
ISBN-13: 9781853396441
Edition: 2007
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Book details

List price: $45.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Practical Action Publishing
Publication date: 4/12/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 360
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.75" long x 3.00" tall
Weight: 1.980
Language: English

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.

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.

A domestic violence survivor from over 30 years ago who has overcome many obstacles as well as being a single parent; now a woman strong in her faith!

Acknowledgements
Foreword
Introduction
Understanding Politics
Politics and Advocacy
Democracy and Citizenship
Power and Empowerment
Constructing Empowering Strategies
Planning Advocacy
The Basics of Planning for Citizen-Centered Advocacy
Planning Moment #1 - Looking Inward
Planning Moment #2 - Understanding the Big Picture
Planning Moment #3 - Identifying and Defining Problems
Planning Moment #4 - Analyzing Problems & Selecting Priority Issues
Planning Moment #5 - Mapping Advocacy Strategies
Finding Policy Hooks and Political Angles
Forces, Friends, and Foes
Doing Advocacy
Messages and Media - Educating and Persuading
Outreach and Mobilization
Maneuvering on the Inside: Lobbying and Negotiating
Advocacy Leadership
Alliances and Coalitions
Additional Tips for Planners and Trainers
Understanding Power
Bibliography

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