[books] Just and Lasting Change: When Communities Own Their Futures Author Daniel Taylor-Ide – Selindameditasyon.com

Just and Lasting Change: When Communities Own Their Futures Just and Lasting Change presents how to transform communities rapidly and inlocally appropriate ways Daniel Taylor Ide and Carl Taylor have been present at key events and worked with key thinkers in dealing with the large forces of inequity, environmental change, and globalization The approach they have synthesized builds on what has worked over the last century and can now be implemented rapidly and cost effectively in many parts of the world It relies on a three way partnership of bottom up initiatives from the community level, top down support from government agencies, and outside in ingenuity and objectivity from experts Based on both a diverse range of case studies from the earliest attempts to promote social development in India a century ago to current efforts in Tibet, the Peruvian Andes, China, and the American Southwest and engaging personal experiences, this book describes, step by step, how SEED SCALE can be effectively implementedWith contributions from leading international experts in community based development and public health, Just and Lasting Change offers a hopeful description of how people have made a difference in diverse communities around the world and a practical, accessible handbook for those trying to improve the quality of life in underdeveloped communities everywhere

10 thoughts on “Just and Lasting Change: When Communities Own Their Futures

  1. Andrew Andrew says:

    I agree with the central tenets of this book, but the writing style is rather tedious The authors just pummel the reader with reiterations of how communities need to be involved in a three pronged partnership, but after 100 pages, I started to say, okay I get the point, tell me something else The case studies provided are good, but I get the sense that the facts are cher

  2. Katie Katie says:

    This book has been sitting next to my bed for months now and I ve failed to get motivated enough to complete it I m sure there are some good lessons in here for development professionals but I found the beginning a bit too self aggrandizing Maybe I ll give it another go sometime in the future.

  3. Alisa Wheeler Alisa Wheeler says:

    A difficult but informative read A must read for anyone interested in Community Development.

  4. Vivien Vivien says:

    Tedious and repetitive I was too annoyed with the tone of the book to engage with the content, even if I agreed with the authors Many of the arguments seemed incomplete and one sided.

  5. Ashley Ashley says:

    I am in the beginning of this book, and taking a little bite at a time Lots of info and theories on community development.

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