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How Change Happens

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Book Series: OXFAM ISBN: 9780198785392 Year: Pages: 288 DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198785392.001.0001 Language: English
Publisher: Oxford University Press Grant: OXFAM
Subject: Business and Management --- Economics --- Political Science
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Human society is full of would-be ‘change agents’, a restless mix of campaigners, lobbyists, and officials, both individuals and organizations, set on transforming the world. They want to improve public services, reform laws and regulations, guarantee human rights, get a fairer deal for those on the sharp end, achieve greater recognition for any number of issues, or simply be treated with respect. Striking then, that not many universities have a Department of Change Studies, to which social activists can turn for advice and inspiration. Instead, scholarly discussions of change are fragmented with few conversations crossing disciplinary boundaries, rarely making it onto the radars of those actively seeking change. This book aims to bridge the gap between academia and practice, bringing together the best research from a range of academic disciplines and the evolving practical understanding of activists to explore the topic of social and political change. Drawing on many first-hand examples from the global experience of Oxfam, one of the world’s largest social justice NGOs, as well as insights gleaned from studying and working on international development, it tests ideas and offers the latest thinking on what works to achieve progressive change.

Jahrbuch für Kulturpolitik 2015/16

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Book Series: Jahrbuch für Kulturpolitik ISBN: 9783839435120 9783837635126 Year: Pages: 528 DOI: 10.14361/9783839435120 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Schweizerischer Nationalfonds zur Förderung der Wissenschaftlichen Forschung
Subject: Political Science
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With the realisation of German unity, cultural policies have also changed - conceptually as well as instrumentally. It would be too short-sighted, however, if one were to frame this transformation as the direct result of German unity. It is also necessary to take into account that it occures in the context of a not only European but also global social shift. The "2015 Yearbook for Cultural Politics" contains the contributions from the eighth Federal Congress for Cultural Politics, entitled "Kultur.Macht.Einheit?" ("Culture.Power.Unity?"), which featured presentations be figures such as Monika Grütters, Wolfgang Thierse, Norbert Lammert, and Tim Renner. Additional articles extrapolate on this extensive field and broaden the range of perspectives on the phenomenon of transformation.

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