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The Activists' Handbook
A Step-by-Step Guide to Participatory Democracy

Ricketts, Aidan
Publisher:  Zed Books, London, UK
Year Published:  2012  
Pages:  288pp   ISBN:  9781848135925
Library of Congress Number:  JF799   Dewey:  323.042
Resource Type:  Book

A guide to grassroots activism.

Abstract:  'The Activists' Handbook' is a powerful guide to grassroots activism. A priceless resource for everyone ready to make a difference, environmental activist Aidan Ricketts offers a step-by-step handbook for citizens eager to start or get involved in grass-roots movements and beyond.

Providing all essential practical tools, methods and strategies needed for a successful campaign and extensively discussing legal and ethical issues, this book empowers its readers to effectively promote their cause. Lots of ready-to-use documents and comprehensive information on digital activism and group strategy make this book an essential companion for any campaign.

Including case studies from the US, UK, Canada and Australia, this is the ultimate guidebook to participatory democracy.

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Table of Contents

1: Activism, advocacy and the practice of democracy
2: Building successful social movements
3: Strategy: The art of activism
4: Planning and mapping your campaign: practical tools and processes
5: Media, publicity and research
6: Public sector activism: How to change the law and influence government policy
7: Corporate Activism
8: Direct action, protest and your rights
9: Digital Activism
10: Strategic Litigation
11: Social change and conflict resolution
12: Empowerment and personal sustainability: Staying active and avoiding burnout


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