|In the tiger's mouth: an empowerment guide for social action|
Katrina Shields, 1991
Millennium Books, Newtown, N.S.W
ISBN: 0855748923 (pbk.)
Katrina Shields guides you through the big issues that show up in activism: how to avoid burn-out, network, create stable groups, as well as how to approach...
|Social Ecology Applying Ecological Understanding to our Lives and our Planet|
Editors: David Wright, Dr. Catherine E. Camden-Pratt, Stuart B. Hill, Ph.D.
Hawthorn Press, 2011
Social Ecology addresses the burning question of how to apply ecological understanding to every aspect of our lives. The...
|Strategy and Soul: a campaigner's tale of fighting billionaires, corrupt officials, and Philadelphia casinos|
Daniel Hunter, 2013
ISBN: 0988550806 (pbk.)
When Daniel Hunter and Jethro Heiko began planning at a kitchen table, they knew that their movement would be outspent by hundreds of millions of dollars. They were up against powerful...
Zed Books, 2012
'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...
|Power in Coalitions: Strategies for strong unions and social change|
Allan & Unwin, 2010
How can communities organise effectively to promote social change in the 21st century? Amanda Tattersall examines successful coalitions between unions and community organisations in three...
|Local Heroes: Australian crusades from the environmental frontline|
Edited by Kathleen McPhillips, 2002
Pluto Press, Sydney
ISBN: 1864030585 (pbk.)
Local Heroes gives voice to activists who have struggled over the last twenty years to change agendas at local, state, national and international levels. The book...
The dark underbelly of the PR industry
Bob Burton, 2007
Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 9781741752175 (pbk)
Bob Burton is committed to helping community groups striving for social and environmental justice to understand the influence of the...
|Seeds of Distrust|
Nicky Hagar, 2002
Craig Potton publishers, Aotearoa/New Zealand
ISBN: 0-908802-92-7 (pbk.)
In November, 2000, in the middle of the Royal Commission on genetic engineering, the Government learned that a shipment of GE contaminated sweet corn...
|Secrets and Lies: the anatomy of an anti-environmental PR campaign|
Nicky Hagar and Bob Burton, 1999
Common Courage Press
ISBN: 0-908802-57-9 (pbk.)
What makes Secrets and Lies so unique and invaluable are the scores of documents upon which it is based – secret internal missives, strategies and tactics that...
|How to win campaigns: 100 steps to success|
Chris Rose, 2005
Earthscan, London; Sterling, VA
ISBN: 1853839620 / 1853839612
Written for the new campaigner and the experienced communicator alike, this is a comprehensive and systematic exploration of what works in campaigning, and a...
|What Makes People Tick: The Three Hidden Worlds of Settlers, Prospectors and Pioneers|
Chris Rose, 2011
Chris Rose' powerful guide to values mapping is a 'must-read' for campaigners. The Change Agency has 40 copies in Australia. Order online (below) for about $35AUD and we'll post it...
|research methods for community change: a project-based approach|
Randy Stoecker, 2005
Everyone is a member of a community, and every community is continually changing. To successfully manage that change, community members need information. Research Methods for Community...
|Globalize liberation: how to uproot the system and build a better world|
David Solnit, 2004
City Lights Books, San Francisco, CA
ISBN: 0872864200 (pbk.)
"...Globalize Liberation is a manual, encyclopedia, and primary text for the global justice movement... If there were a required 101 class in anti-capitalism, this...
|Teaching Defiance: stories and strategies for activist educators|
Michael Newman, 2006
Jossey-Bass, San Francisco, CA.
The title and Mike's extensive union and adult education background...
|Rules for radicals: a practical primer for realistic radicals|
Saul David Alinsky, 1989
Vintage Books, New York
ISBN: 0679721134 / 0679721134 (pbk.)
“What follows is for those who want to change the world from what it is to what they believe it should be. The Prince was written by Machiavelli for the...
|Organizing for social change: a manual for activists in the 90's|
Kimberley Bobo, Jackie Kendall & Steve Max, 1991
Seven Locks Press, Washington.
Compiled by members of the Midwest Academy this book is a bible for anyone who wants to effectively organize to change the quality of their lives...
|Justice Ignited: The dynamics of backfire|
Brian Martin, 2006
Rowman & Littlefield, Boulder Colorado
Brian is well known to Australian activists for his extensive work around whistle-blowing and resisting repression. His new text deals with tactics against injustice.
|Doing democracy: the MAP model for organizing social movements|
Bill Moyer with JoAnn McAllister, Mary Lou Finley & Steven Soifer, 2001
New Society Publishers, Gabriola Island, BC
ISBN: 0865714185 (pbk.)
Citizen activism has achieved many positive results. But the road to success for social move-ments is...
|Resource Manual for a Living Revolution|
Virginia Coover, Ellen Deacon, Charles Esser & Christopher Moore, 1977
New Society Press, Philadelphia
An all time favourite...
|Heart politics revisited|
Fran Peavey, 2000
Pluto Press, Annandale, N.S.W.
ISBN: 1864031050 / 1864031050 (pbk.)
"Heart Politics Revisited" is part autobiography, part manifesto, and it dares to dream about a new politics with people at the center. "Heart Politics...
|Webs of power: notes from the global uprising|
New Society Publishers, Gabriola Island, B.C.
"Since her arrest and five-day jail stay during the Seattle anti-WTO protests in November 1999, Starhawk has poured her energy into the global justice movement,...
|A history of the Australian environment movement|
Drew Hutton & Libby Connors, 1999
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, New York
ISBN: 052145686X (Pbk) 0521450764 (alk. paper) 052145686X (pbk. alk. paper)
This book traces the development of the environment movement in Australia from the...
|Activist Wisdom: Practical knowledge and creative tension in social movements|
Sarah Maddison & Sean Scalmer, 2005
UNSW Press, Sydney
Sarah and Sean identify and explore eight themes that both define and catalyse Australian activism. Their potted history of social movement theory is accessible and...
|Soul of a Citizen: Living with conviction in challenging times|
Paul Rogat Loeb, 2010
Revised edition, St. Martin's Press
"Each year in my Citizen Advocacy and Social Movements class, students are looking for reasons to believe change is possible, that activism is worth the effort,...
|Climate Action: A campaign manual for greenhouse solutions|
Mark Diesendorf, 2009
UNSW Press, Sydney, NSW.
ISBN 978 1 74223 018
[This book review was written by James Whelan for the Australian Journal of Environmental Management.]
"The word academic is synonymous for irrelevant", declared...
|Active hope: How to face the mess we're in without going crazy|
Joanna Macy and Chris Johnstone 2012
Active Hope is about finding, and offering, our best response to the crisis of sustainability unfolding in our world. It offers tools that help us face the mess we’re in,...
|Learning and Mobilising for Community Development |
Editors: Peter Westoby and Lynda Sevellar, 2012
Learning and Mobilising for Community Development introduces the reader to different ways of thinking about, and organising community-based education and...