Just and Lasting Change: When Communities Own Their Futures (Google eBook)
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 implemented.
With 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.
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Treasures of Community Development
Communities change over time and its a continues process but each and every community need direction towards sustainable development. The book Just and Lasting change originated from community success and its uphold the community values which its own but boundary less. I found this book is a resources for academia who teach development in the class room and development practitioners as well as grassroots community development workers allover the world.
I am from Bangladesh, while reading this book its seems that its talking about my community. I believe, readers of this book from any corner of the world can easily related this book with her/his own community. This book also a good resources for donors as they look for sustainable and positive changes in the community.
If you are at all interested in community development I would highly recommend this book. The authors present a well formed model for growing community capacity based on the work of previous thinkers and their own research and experience. In a world dominated by extreme capitalism the organic view of social development is a breath of fresh air.