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Arthur Turovh Himmelman

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Chapter 2: On the Theory and Practice of Transformational Collaboration: From Social Service to Social Justice

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On the Theory and Practice of Transformational Collaboration: From Social Service to Social Justice
On the theory and practice of transformational collaboration: From social service to social justice
Arthur Turovh Himmelman

The purpose of this chapter is to introduce concepts and practices of community and systems change collaboration that can produce improved public and social service outcomes while also transforming power relations in collaborative change efforts. The chapter argues that, in order for a transformation in power relations to occur, collaborative change practice must move beyond its current focus on integrating social services and improving their cost-effectiveness. As a bridge from social service to social justice, collaboration must challenge the existing practices of power, wealth and control that substantially contribute to growing class, race, gender and other inequities ...

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