Just and Lasting Change: When Communities Own Their Futures

· Johns Hopkins University Press+ORM

About this ebook

This revised and updated guide presents a proven method for policy and health professionals to promote community-based progress in developing nations.

Daniel C. and Carl E. Taylor built their decades-long careers by partnering with key thinkers to combat inequity, environmental degradation, and globalization. Their innovative SEED-SCALE model enables people to transform their communities by analyzing their local context in relation to the global, taking appropriate actions based on their priorities and resources, and assessing what next steps may be needed for continuing progress.

Just and Lasting Change describes, step by step, how the SEED-SCALE model can be effectively implemented. Drawing from a variety of personal experiences and case studies, the authors describe historical attempts to promote social development, as well as current efforts in South America, Africa, and Asia. This wide-ranging book touches on examples of community-based change from Abraham Lincoln’s leadership style to the Green Bay Packers’s ownership model. It also explores thematic global examples from the anti-smoking campaign, Green Revolution, Child Survival Revolution, and urban agriculture.

This second edition is fully revised and updated with:

Five completely new chapters
Thirteen years of scholarship and global evidence
New contributions from leading international experts in community-based development and public health

About the author

Daniel C. Taylor is the executive director of Future Generations, a community-based conservation and development organization, and the president of Future Generations Graduate School. Carl E. Taylor (1916–2009) was a professor and the founding chair of the Department of International Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He also served as a UNICEF representative for China and the country director for Future Generations Afghanistan.

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