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A New Weave of Power, People & Politics—The Action Guide for Advocacy and Citizen Participation

A New Weave of Power, People & Politics by Lisa VeneKlasen with Valerie Miller provides a well-tested approach for building people’s participation and collective power that goes beyond influencing policy and politics to transforming public decision-making altogether. Based on 25 years of participatory research, community development, neighborhood organizing, legal rights education, and large-scale campaign advocacy experiences worldwide, A New Weave combines concrete and practical action “steps” with a sound theoretical foundation to help users understand the process of people-centered politics from planning to action. Published in 2002 and reprinted in 2007, the guide is unique in its emphasis on power and constituency-building discussed through the lens of gender/race/class and based on the concrete experiences of social change in dozens of countries worldwide.

Translations of A New Weave are available in Spanish, Russian, Bahasa Indonesia, and (soon) French. (more)

A New Weave of Power, People & Politics can be ordered through Stylus Publishing (U.S. orders) at 1-800-232-0223 or Practical Action Publishing for orders outside the U.S.

Table of Contents; Introduction

Chapter 1 "Politics and Advocacy"

Chapter 2 "Democracy and Citizenship"

Chapter 3 "Power & Empowerment"

Chapter 5 "The Basics of Planning for Citizen-Centered Advocacy"

Chapter 10 "Mapping Advocacy Strategies"

Chapter 13 "Messages and Media"

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