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Just and Lasting Change: When Communities Own Their Futures / Edition 2

Just and Lasting Change: When Communities Own Their Futures / Edition 2

by Daniel C. Taylor, Carl E. TaylorDaniel C. Taylor
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How can public health workers, policy experts, and medical professionals work with members of developing nations to promote social change in rapid, cost-effective, and locally appropriate ways? In Just and Lasting Change, Daniel C. and Carl E. Taylor present readers with an innovative, proven, and site-specific guide to helping communities thrive through growing their own change in partnership with experts, donors, and government.

The Taylors built their decades-long careers by partnering with key thinkers to combat inequity, environmental degradation, and globalization. The SEED-SCALE model they describe enables people (wherever they might live) 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 succeeding actions may be needed to continue making progress.

Just and Lasting Change describes, step by step, how the SEED-SCALE model can be effectively implemented. Drawing from a variety of engaging personal experiences and case studies, this wide-ranging book describes early attempts to promote social development a century ago, as well as current efforts in South America, Africa, and Asia. It also reveals how community-based social change unfolded in America, spurred at different points by Abraham Lincoln's leadership style and the Green Bay Packers's ownership model, and presents readers with thematic global examples from the anti-smoking campaign, Green Revolution, Child Survival Revolution, and urban agriculture.

The second edition of this pathbreaking handbook offers a hopeful description of how people have improved the quality of life in diverse communities around the world and is fully revised and updated with
Five completely new chapters
Thirteen years of scholarship and global evidence
Contributions from leading international experts in community-based development and public health

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781421419473
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 06/15/2016
Edition description: second edition
Pages: 424
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)
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


Foreword, by James P. Grant



I: The Claim: A Just and Lasting Future is Achievable

1 Getting Started: Positive Change Is Possible

2 Synopsis of SEED-SCALE

3 Making a Large and Lasting Impact

4 Our Maturing Understanding of Community Change

5 Assuring Accountability through Better Paperwork

6 A Crisis Can Become an Opportunity

II: Historical Demonstrations

7 Ding Xian: The First Example of Community-Based Development

8 Kerala: Development without Wealth

9 The Adirondacks: An Evolving Balance between People and Nature

10 Narangwal: The Role of Conceptual and Cultural Breakthroughs

III: Evidence from the Community Level

11 Curitiba, Cuba: A Better Pattern for Cities

12 Jamkhed, India: The Evolution of a World Training Center

13 Gadchiroli, India: Addiction as a Barrier to Development

14 Kakamega, Kenya: A Promising Start Derailed

15 The White Mountain Apache, United States: Reclaiming Self-Determination

IV: Large-Scale Applications

16 Urban Agriculture: A Powerful Engine for Sustainable Cities

17 Peru: Communities and Government Learning to Work Together

18 Tibet, China: Integrating Conservation with Development

19 China's Model Counties: Going to Scale with Health Care

V: SEED-SCALE Handbooks

20 SEED-SCALE Principles and Criteria

21 Community-Based Action through SEED

22 How to Go to SCALE




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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