Tag Archives: social change

Building Movements, Not Organizations

Creating a healthy, humane world will require more than new organizational designs. It will take rethinking the nature of organizations entirely. And yet, we continue to witness war, poverty, individual acts of violence, massive social injustice, and a record pace … Continue reading

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Embracing Emergence

Collective impact efforts are upending conventional wisdom about the manner in which we achieve social progress. Under conditions of complexity, predetermined solutions can neither be reliably ascertained nor implemented. Instead, the rules of interaction that govern collective impact lead to … Continue reading

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Managing Complexity by Innovation

To remind the trivial: innovation constitutes the means of societal rejuvenation substantiating societal metamorphosis. Innovation appears symptom, origin and driver as well as result of societal change. Innovate, or shrink and decline. The ubiquitous shifts of globalisation need be met … Continue reading

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Complexity Perspectives in Innovation and Social Change

Innovation is nowadays a question of life and death for many of the economies of the western world. Yet, due to our generally reductionist scientific paradigm, invention and innovation are rarely studied scientifically. Most work prefers to study its context … Continue reading

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Radicalizing Learning: Adult Education for a Just World

Radicalizing Learning calls for a total rethinking of what the field of adult education stands for and how adult educators should assess their effectiveness. Arguing that major changes in society are needed to create a more just world, the authors … Continue reading

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Learning from the Ground Up: Social Movements and Knowledge Production

The dynamics, politics, and richness of knowledge production in social movements and social activist contexts are often overlooked. This book contends that some of the most radical critiques and understandings about dominant ideologies and power structures, and visions of social … Continue reading

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Concepts of Social Self-Organisation

This report points out that there are structuralistic as well as subjective conceptions of self-organisation. The first stress the self-reproduction of social structures, the second aspects of participation, direct democracy, co-operation, respect, solidarity, responsibility and tolerance. Arguments in favour of … Continue reading

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Can social enterprise and Occupy work together?

“We are engaging with parts of the population that we don’t really talk to usually and it’s opening new debates … I think social enterprise needs to step into this space. The conversation that’s starting is really exciting,” she says. … Continue reading

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Community Gardening As Social Action

Drawing on social movement theory, the thesis investigates the ways community gardeners in these organisations approach environmental and social justice issues and considers the relationships between community gardening and wider movements. In particular, the thesis considers the political logic of … Continue reading

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