Roots To Power / Edition 2

Roots To Power / Edition 2

by Lee Staples, Richard A. Cloward, Frances Fox Piven
     
 

ISBN-10: 0275969983

ISBN-13: 9780275969981

Pub. Date: 01/01/2005

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

When ordinary people band together to gain more control over their life conditions, the first order of business is to organize in pursuit of collective action. This how-to manual presents strategies, tactics, methods, and techniques that community members can use to set their own goals, select issues, campaign for these issues, recruit members, develop leaders,

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Overview

When ordinary people band together to gain more control over their life conditions, the first order of business is to organize in pursuit of collective action. This how-to manual presents strategies, tactics, methods, and techniques that community members can use to set their own goals, select issues, campaign for these issues, recruit members, develop leaders, hold effective meetings, conduct research, lobby politicians and legislators, and get the word out to the media.

The author brings more than three decades of experience to the task of explaining root principles for developing and exercising collective power; he moves effortlessly from such broad discussions into providing specific tips for effective organizing methods and techniques. Armed with the information in this book, any community can bring about social change through collective action.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275969981
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/01/2005
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.81(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements: With a Lot of Help from My Friends

Preface: From Roots to Tips

Introduction by Frances Fox Piven

"Power to the People": Basic Organizing Philosophy and Goals

"Locate & Relate. Motivate and Integrate. Facilitate & Integrate. ACTIVATE!"—The Role of the Organizer

"Can't Ya Hear Me Knockin?"—Organizing Models and Methods

"Analyze, Strategize and Catalyze"—Issues and Strategy

"Moving into Action"—Making and Carrying Out Action Plans

"Keeping It All Together"—Organizational Development and Maintenance

"Nuts and Bolts, Some Do's and Don'ts"—A Short Collection

Appendix

References

Afterword: After Words, Take Action

Index

About the Author and Contributors

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