- Subject index
The Handbook of Community Practice is the first volume in this field, encompassing community development, organizing, planning, and social change, and the first community practice text that provides in-depth treatment of globalization—including its impact on communities in the United States and in international development work. The Handbook is grounded in participatory and empowerment practice including social change, social and economic development, feminist practice, community-collaboratives, and engagement in diverse communities. It utilizes the social development perspective and employs analyses of persistent poverty, policy practice, and community research approaches as well as providing strategies for advocacy and social and legislative action.
Chapter 16: Coalitions as Social Change Agents
Coalitions as Social Change Agents
Central to community practice is a fundamental understanding of social change and the strategies relevant to effecting change (Meenaghan & Gibbons, 2000). Coalition building is a strategy for social action that can bring together diverse organizations to advocate for reform in the structural arrangements for ...