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International Community Organising: Taking Power, Making Change

Beck, D., and Purcell, R. (2013) International Community Organising: Taking Power, Making Change. Policy Press, Bristol. ISBN 9781847429766

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Abstract

This book seeks to explore the diverse history of community organising, to tell some of the stories of how it developed, its successes and failures, and the lessons that can be applied today. People always have, and always will, struggle to improve their living conditions, their quality of life, to bring hope for their children’s future and to make democracy a reality. At the time of writing the Arab Spring is still working through with improved freedom and optimism in Tunisia and Libya to resistance to continued violent oppression in Syria. In other countries the Occupy Movement expresses the same desires and motivations. Community organizing offers a realistic way forward for many communities. It is not a magic bullet for progressive change, but it is a tried and tested way of improving people’s lives. Hopefully, this book will be useful for many engaged in such struggles.

Item Type:Book
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Beck, Mr Dave and Purcell, Mr Rod
Authors: Beck, D., and Purcell, R.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education > Social Justice Place and Lifelong Education
Publisher:Policy Press
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