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)