Category Archives: Community change

Community Entrepreneurship – A framework for Social Change Leadership

The objectives of this article are to: (1) characterize the special requirements for practicing leadership in community-based, social change settings; (2) identify a distinctive kind of leadership, called community entrepreneurship, which is appropriate to such settings; and (3) draw implications … Continue reading

Posted in Community change, Community entrepreneurship, Community organizing, Leadership, Social change | Tagged , , , ,

Connecting Communities and Complexity: creating conditions for Transformational Change

The standard, deficit-based, approach to health promotion tends to focus on health problems, designing services which are meant to solve these problems, of which members of communities are made the passive recipients. An alternative approach recognises that health problems are … Continue reading

Posted in Community, Community change, Complexity, Systems, Transformation | Tagged , , , ,

Mass Localism – A way to help small communities solve big social challenges

Policymakers increasingly recognise that many of the solutions to major social challenges – from tackling climate change to improving public health – need to be much more local. Local solutions are frequently very effective, as they reflect the needs of … Continue reading

Posted in Community change, Community development, Community organizing, Local | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Social innovation, governance and community building

This publication contains the final report of the project ‘Social innovation, governance and community building’, whose work has primarily contributed to the area ‘Towards social cohesion in Europe’. The report  brings the attention onto the  re-emergence of old basic needs. … Continue reading

Posted in Community change, Governance, Social innovation | Tagged , ,

Saul Alinsky, community organizing and rules for radicals

Saul Alinsky‘s work is an important reference point for thinking about community organizing and community development. His books Reveille for Radicals (1946) and Rules for Radicals (1971) were both classic explorations of organizing and remain popular today. Mike Seal examines … Continue reading

Posted in Community change, Community organizing, Movimientos sociales, Social change, Social innovation, Social learning, Social movements | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

How Peer to Peer Communities will Change the World

Read In reality, the term P2P refers, since a long time now, to the range of solutions, paradigms and approaches focusing on co-design (collaborative design) and co-creation, openness and freedom: that is, each decentralized, shared, distributed, equal mean to provide … Continue reading

Posted in Community change, P2P, Participatory methods | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Youth participation and community change

Read Young people become empowered by their participation in the institutions and decisions that affect their lives–which in turn can lead to real positive change in the community. Youth Participation and Community Change presents leading authorities providing the latest research … Continue reading

Posted in Change methods, Community change, Participation, Youth | Tagged , | Leave a comment