Just and Lasting Change: When Communities Own Their Futures

Just and Lasting Change: When Communities Own Their Futures

by Daniel C. Taylor, Carl E. Taylor

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This revised and updated guide presents a proven method for policy and health professionals to promote community-based progress in developing nations.

Daniel C. and Carl E. Taylor built their decades-long careers by partnering with key thinkers to combat inequity, environmental degradation, and globalization. Their innovative SEED-SCALE model enables people to transform their communities by analyzing their local context in relation to the global, taking appropriate actions based on their priorities and resources, and assessing what next steps may be needed for continuing progress.

Just and Lasting Change describes, step by step, how the SEED-SCALE model can be effectively implemented. Drawing from a variety of personal experiences and case studies, the authors describe historical attempts to promote social development, as well as current efforts in South America, Africa, and Asia. This wide-ranging book touches on examples of community-based change from Abraham Lincoln’s leadership style to the Green Bay Packers’s ownership model. It also explores thematic global examples from the anti-smoking campaign, Green Revolution, Child Survival Revolution, and urban agriculture.

This second edition is fully revised and updated with:

Five completely new chapters
Thirteen years of scholarship and global evidence
New contributions from leading international experts in community-based development and public health

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781421419480
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 06/19/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 424
File size: 2 MB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Daniel C. Taylor is the executive director of Future Generations, a community-based conservation and development organization, and the president of Future Generations Graduate School. Carl E. Taylor (1916–2009) was a professor and the founding chair of the Department of International Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He also served as a UNICEF representative for China and the country director for Future Generations Afghanistan.

Table of Contents

Glossary: The SEED-SCALE Process
Part I: The Claim: A Just and Lasting Future Is Possible
1. Getting Started
2. Our Maturing Understanding of Community Change
3. Making a Large and Lasting Impact
4. Synopsis of SEED-SCALE
5. Assuring Accountability through Better Paperwork
6. A Crisis Can Become an Opportunity
Part II: Historical Demonstrations
7. The World's First Example of Intentional, Community-Based Development: Ding Xian, China
8. Abraham Lincoln: Setting America's Modernization in Motion
9. An Evolving Balance between People and Nature: The Adirondacks, New York
10. Development without Wealth: Kerala, India
Part III: Evidence from the Community Level
11. A Better Pattern for Cities: Curitiba, Brazil
12. The Role of Conceptual and Cultural Breakthroughs: Narangwal, India
13. Out of the Shadows: Women in Afghanistan
14. Evolution of a World Training Center: Jamkhed, India
15. Addiction as a Barrier to Development: Gadchiroli, India
16. The Green Bay Packers: Community-Owned Energy
Part IV: Large-Scale Applications
17. Scaling Up Tobacco Control: Creating Authority by International Convention
18. Urban Agriculture: A Powerful Engine for Sustainable Cities
19. Communities and Government Learning to Work Together: CLAS in Peru
20. Integrating Conservation with Development: Tibet, China
21. Going to Scale with Health Care: China's Model Counties
22. A University's Actions in Apartheid South Africa
23. A Promising Start Derailed: Kakamega, Kenya
Conclusion: Patterns to Own Our Futures
Appendix A. A Handbook on SEED: Initiating Growth
Appendix B. A Handbook on SCALE: Growth in Improvement and Participation
Authors and Contributors

What People are Saying About This

Flora MacDonald

This book describes in detail a concept of community development that is not only exciting but eminently practical and capable of achieving positive results. The SEED-SCALE model for international development presented in Just and Lasting Change is based on the need for local consensus and cooperation, recognizing that when community residents, government officials, and outside experts work together, they can create the proper environment for sustainable development. Applicable to any community where growth has been lagging, whether in the developing or the developed world, SEED-SCALE has been repeatedly tested and proven successful. In spelling out so succinctly the manner in which community development can be stimulated through the SEED-SCALE concept, this book makes a valuable contribution to the literature on sustainable development.

Flora MacDonald, former Canadian Foreign Minister

Halfdan Mahler

This book is a 'must-read' for those seeking to carry out or to understand true change in health equity and health improvement. This book shows us the real potential of honest partnerships between communities, governments, and technical experts. With an unmatched global reach and breadth of examples, from Appalachia to the Tibetan high plateau, the Taylors have laid out for the reader both the complexity and the underlying simplicity of principle that enables us to approach health from a systems perspective. Nurturing these resonant and self-reinforcing systems, rather than filling out the static prescriptions of past top-down development efforts, can put us on the path to a healthy world. Many of us with experience in development are scared of the 'do-gooder' syndrome which frequently lacks a sustainability and growth component. Just and Lasting Change, however, makes a unique contribution to the field by detailing how a continuous empowerment process of skill and will can realize the potential for cumulative growth in development programs.

Halfdan Mahler, Director General Emeritus, World Health Organization

W. Henry Mosley

I know of no one else in the world who has the breadth and depth of experience in international development work as Carl Taylor. In Just and Lasting Change, he and Daniel Taylor-Ide offer a perceptive analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of current development efforts and, in their SEED-SCALE model, a practical guide for those engaged in this kind of work today and a highly relevant approach to these problems in this age of globalization.

W. Henry Mosley, M.D., M.P.H., The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

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