How Change Happens: A summary

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02 Mar 2017



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How Change Happens by Duncan Green brings together the latest research from a range of academic disciplines and the evolving practical understanding of activists. Drawing on first-hand examples from the global experience of Oxfam, one of the world's largest social justice NGOs, as well as the author's 35 years of studying and working on international development issues, it tests ideas on how change happens and sets out the latest thinking on what works to achieve progressive change.

This summary is for those who want to grab the main messages of the book in as condensed a form as possible. Go to the book for the many real-life examples, experiences, and books and other sources that have shaped Duncan Green's thinking about change.