Though social movements are not new, there is considerable confusion differentiating social movements from other types of social change and a lack of literacy about how movements build power to transform the status quo. Existing evaluation approaches provide critical guidance for understanding the health and capacity of social movements but don’t go far enough in helping us understand whether movements are making progress toward their goals and translating capacity and strategy into long-term power for the movement. These resources introduce a social movement theory of change, four types of movement power, and indicators for assessing movement power building.Visit Link
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This 90 minute workshop draws on John Kingdon’s theories about policy windows and a set of nine ‘conditions’ that increase the chances that our policy advocacy campaigns will succeed. Participants reflect on and critically analyse their current campaigns, and consider how best to build alliances, connect with champions and create the political space for just and sustainable policies.
If you’ve been a campaigner for more than a year or two, you will surely have experienced brick walls… campaigns that just don’t seem winnable. You’re focused on a real problem and have a sense of a policy solution, but your campaign just isn’t gaining traction. There’s some excellent research on the policy cycle and how…