Blueprint For Revolution

Author : Srdja Popovic
ISBN : 9780812995312
Genre : Political Science
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An urgent and accessible handbook for peaceful protesters, activists, and community organizers—anyone trying to defend their rights, hold their government accountable, or change the world Blueprint for Revolution will teach you how to • make oppression backfire by playing your opponents’ strongest card against them • identify the “almighty pillars of power” in order to shift the balance of control • dream big, but start small: learn how to pick battles you can win • listen to what people actually care about in order to incorporate their needs into your revolutionary vision • master the art of compromise to bring together even the most disparate groups • recognize your allies and view your enemies as potential partners • use humor to make yourself heard, defuse potentially violent situations, and “laugh your way to victory” Praise for Blueprint for Revolution “The title is no exaggeration. Otpor’s methods . . . have been adopted by democracy movements around the world. The Egyptian opposition used them to topple Hosni Mubarak. In Lebanon, the Serbs helped the Cedar Revolution extricate the country from Syrian control. In Maldives, their methods were the key to overthrowing a dictator who had held power for thirty years. In many other countries, people have used what Canvas teaches to accomplish other political goals, such as fighting corruption or protecting the environment.”—The New York Times “A clear, well-constructed, and easily applicable set of principles for any David facing any Goliath (sans slingshot, of course) . . . By the end of Blueprint, the idea that a punch is no match for a punch line feels like anything but a joke.”—The Boston Globe “An entertaining primer on the theory and practice of peaceful protest.”—The Guardian “With this wonderful book, Srdja Popovic is inspiring ordinary people facing injustice and oppression to use this tool kit to challenge their oppressors and create something much better. When I was growing up, we dreamed that young people could bring down those who misused their power and create a more just and democratic society. For Srdja Popovic, living in Belgrade in 1998, this same dream was potentially a much more dangerous idea. But with an extraordinarily courageous group of students that formed Otpor!, Srdja used imagination, invention, cunning, and lots of humor to create a movement that not only succeeded in toppling the brutal dictator Slobodan Milošević but has become a blueprint for nonviolent revolution around the world. Srdja rules!”—Peter Gabriel “Blueprint for Revolution is not only a spirited guide to changing the world but a breakthrough in the annals of advice for those who seek justice and democracy. It asks (and not heavy-handedly): As long as you want to change the world, why not do it joyfully? It’s not just funny. It’s seriously funny. No joke.”—Todd Gitlin, author of The Sixties and Occupy Nation
Category: Political Science


Author : Adam Grant
ISBN : 9783426436172
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 49.37 MB
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In vielen Unternehmen wird Kreativität nicht sehr geschätzt. Bevorzugt werden Leistungsträger, die sich einfügen und nicht durch eigene Ideen hervorstechen wollen. Dabei sind es gerade die originellen Nonkonformisten, die mit innovativen Veränderungen der Wirtschaft neue Impulse geben. Der renommierte Organisationspsychologe Adam Grant zeigt, welche Menschen die größten Originale sind, und er macht klar, wie man seine Eigenheit besser ins Spiel bringt, Verbündete gewinnt und den richtigen Zeitpunkt zum Handeln wählt.Eine inspirierende Perspektive für alle, die ihre eigenen Ideen umsetzen und Großes leisten wollen.
Category: Psychology

How Change Happens

Author : Duncan Green
ISBN : 9780198785392
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 71.38 MB
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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, why so many universities lack programs for social activists, to which students can turn for advice and inspiration. Instead, scholarly discussions of change are fragmented with few conversations crossing disciplinary boundaries, rarely making it onto the radar of those actively seeking change. This book bridges 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 the author's insights from studying and working on international development, it tests ideas on how change happens and offers the latest thinking on what works to achieve progressive change.
Category: Social Science

Change Here Now

Author : Adam Brock
ISBN : 9781623170653
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 88.42 MB
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Award-winning social entrepreneur and permaculturalist Adam Brock draws from ecology, sociology, community economics, social justice, and indigenous practices the world over to present more than eighty proven solutions for building healthy communities. Using the "pattern language" framework developed by architect Christopher Alexander and his colleagues in the 1970s, Brock outlines strategies for redesigning our social and economic systems to mimic nature's resilience and abundance. Practical, innovative, and visually compelling, this book presents actionable and easy-to-understand tools for a compassionate and methodical approach to building better communities. Sidebars and diagrams supplement the text, while case studies illustrate endeavors such as starting a business, launching a social change project, or setting personal goals. Brock suggests ways to engage disempowered communities in a meaningful and authentic way, and draws on eight years of in-depth research and investigation to demonstrate what makes communities work at the most fundamental level. Anyone looking for concrete solutions to many of the social and economic ills that plague our current society will discover a rich resource for growth and change.
Category: Social Science


Author : Adam Grant
ISBN : 9780753551776
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 38.14 MB
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#1 New York Times Bestseller! ‘Extraordinary’ JJ Abrams ‘Fascinating’ Arianna Huffington ‘Inspire creativity and change’ Richard Branson ‘One of my favourite thinkers’ Malcolm Gladwell ‘Masterful’ Peter Thiel ‘One of the great social scientists of our time’ Susan Cain, bestselling author of Quiet ‘Fresh research, counter-intuitive insights, lively writing, practical calls to action’ The Financial Times The New York Times bestselling author examines how people can drive creative, moral, and organisational progress—and how leaders can encourage originality in their organisations. How can we originate new ideas, policies and practices without risking it all? Adam Grant shows how to improve the world by championing novel ideas and values that go against the grain, battling conformity, and bucking outdated traditions. Using surprising studies and stories spanning business, politics, sports, and entertainment, Grant explores how to recognize a good idea, speak up without getting silenced, build a coalition of allies, choose the right time to act, and manage fear and doubt. Parents will learn how to nurture originality in children, and leaders will discover how to fight groupthink to build cultures that welcome dissent. Told through dazzling case studies of people going against the grain, you’ll encounter an entrepreneur who pitches the reasons not to invest, a woman at Apple who challenged Steve Jobs from three levels below, an analyst who challenged secrecy at the CIA, a billionaire financial wizard who fires employees who don’t criticize him, and the TV executive who saved Seinfeld from the cutting room floor. Originals will give you groundbreaking insights about rejecting conformity and how to change the world.
Category: Business & Economics

Alter Globalization In Southern Europe

Author : Eduardo Zachary Albrecht
ISBN : 9781137597588
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 44.22 MB
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Considering the rise of global political instability and subsequent importance of new social movements, this cutting edge book examines the relationship between the alter-globalization movement and political power in Italy, Spain, and Greece. It argues that not only is the movement anti-political, but that it operates within an apolitical social milieu, as a ritualized holding pattern for middle class youths that find themselves uncomfortably placed between a receding state structure on the one hand, and a rising informal economy on the other. Its ritual liminality allows adherents to act revolutionary while assuring that their middle class privileges remain intact. The author considers the social ramifications of the movement at a time when Europe finds itself at a political and economic crossroads, and offers specific and timely case studies from the three southern European countries.
Category: Social Science

Engagement Organizing

Author : Matt Price
ISBN : 9780774890182
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 49.2 MB
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What separates campaigns that win from those that don’t? At any given moment, there are hundreds of campaigns under way that seek to persuade citizens or decision makers to think, act, or vote in a certain way. Engagement Organizing shows how to combine old-school people power with new digital tools and data to win campaigns today. Over a dozen case studies from NGOs, unions, and electoral campaigns highlight this work in practice. At a time of growing concern about what the future holds, this book is an indispensable guide for seasoned campaigners as well as those just getting started, who want to apply the principles of engagement organizing to their own campaigns.
Category: Political Science

Liebe Kommt Auf Sanften Pfoten

Author : Lucy Dillon
ISBN : 9783641076566
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 31.2 MB
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Das Glück kommt auf vier Pfoten. Eine zauberhafte Geschichte über Liebe, Verlust und eine zweite Chance für die Liebe Juliet versteckt sich. Vor ihrer Familie, vor ihren Freunden, aber vor allem vor der Tatsache, dass Ben nicht länger an ihrer Seite ist. Witwe mit Anfang dreißig? Das Leben scheint zu Ende. Doch als ihre Mutter Juliet bittet, sich um die Labradorhündin Coco zu kümmern, geraten die Dinge in Bewegung, und Juliets Leben nimmt eine neue Wendung. Ehe sie es sich versieht, hat nicht nur Coco sie um die Pfote gewickelt – plötzlich ist sie Tiersitterin für die Vierbeiner der halben Stadt. Darunter auch die Spaniel-Dame Damson. Und die hat ein äußerst charmantes Herrchen ...
Category: Fiction

Gott Im Leid Begegnen

Author : Timothy Keller
ISBN : 9783765573507
Genre : Religion
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Buddhismus, dass es real ist; anders als die Karma-Lehre, dass es oft ungerecht ist - und anders als der Säkularismus, dass es einen Sinn hat. Leid ist sinnvoll, und richtig betrachtet, kann es uns in die Liebe Gottes hineintreiben und uns mehr innere Stabilität und Kraft geben, als wir uns vorstellen können." Mit seiner besonderen Art zu schreiben, die sowohl christliche und religiöse als auch säkulare Leser anspricht, hat Timothy Keller sich einer der schwersten Fragen überhaupt angenommen! - Einer Frage, der kein Mensch auf dieser Erde letztlich ausweichen kann.
Category: Religion