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July 28, 2020

Cutting the issue: Why campaign on part of a problem?

The Change Agency team have been teaching campaigners to ‘cut the issue’ for 15 years. This strategising process challenges campaigners to differentiate between problems and issues. An issue is part of the problem, and also part of the solution. Our People Power Campaign Strategy Training Guide illustrates this distinction with examples. Under-funded public health is…

People Power Manual: Campaign Strategy Guide

People Power Manual: Campaign Strategy Guide

By: Jason MacLeod & James Whelan

The Campaign Strategy Guide was the first instalment of the People Power Manual, a resource created for organisers, activist educators and facilitators. Campaign strategy needn’t be mystifying, lonely or stressful. Social movements become more powerful as more people are equipped to analyse their political context, consider paths to change and mindfully plan tactics. This Campaign Strategy…

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Rethinking deliberative governance: dissecting the Queensland landclearing campaign

The remarkable campaign highlights an apparent rupture between the discourses and practices of deliberative governance and adversarial power politics. The orthodox processes of consensus politics were rejected as inadequate by conservationists in favour of a strategic blend of community mobilisation, electoral politics and protest. Case study (2004) by James Whelan and Kristen Lyons.

Learning and mobilising for community development: A radical tradition of community-based education and training

Learning and mobilising for community development: A radical tradition of community-based education and training

By: Peter Westoby and Lynda Sevellar (eds)

‘Learning and Mobilising for Community Development’ introduces the reader to different ways of thinking about, and organising community-based education and training within different settings. Stories from the global south and north illustrate approaches to collective learning and collective action. The book provides not only an insight into the how-to of community-based education and training, but…