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Book launch - How Change Happens (and How to Make it Happen)

Title
Book launch - How Change Happens (and How to Make it Happen)
Speaker(s)
Speaker: Duncan Green # Oxfam; Introduced by: James Smith # University of Edinburgh
Hosted by
Introduced by
Date and Time
2nd Nov 2016 16:00 - 2nd Nov 2016 17:30
Location
Seminar rooms 1 & 2, Chrystal Macmillan Building
URL
http://www.cas.ed.ac.uk/events/seminar_series/2016_2017/book_launch_-_how_change_happens_and_how_to_make_it_happen

Oxfam's Duncan Green introduces the arguments of his new book, How Change Happens (OUP, October 2016). How Change Happens explores how political and social change takes place, and the role of individuals and organizations in influencing that change. He discusses the challenges that 'systems thinking' creates for traditional aid practices, and how a 'power and systems approach' requires activists, whether in campaigns, companies or governments, to fundamentally rethink the way they understand the world and try to influence it.

Co-hosted with the University's Global Development Academy.

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