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A New Weave of Power, People & Politics provides a well-tested approach for building people’s participation and collective power that goes beyond influencing policy and politics to transforming public decision-making altogether. Based on 25 years of participatory research, community development, neighborhood organizing, legal rights education, and large-scale campaign advocacy experiences worldwide, A New Weave combines concrete and practical action “steps” with a sound theoretical foundation to help users understand the process of people-centered politics from  planning to action. Published in 2002 and reprinted in 2007, the guide is unique in its emphasis on power and constituency-building discussed through the lens of gender/race/class and based on the concrete experiences of social change in dozens of countries worldwide.

A New Weave of Power, People & Politics can be ordered through Stylus Publishing (U.S. orders) at 1-800-232-0223 or Practical Action Publishing for orders outside the U.S.


Translations available in Bahasa Indonesia, English, FrenchRussian, and Spanish.


Read review of the book by John Ruthrauff in Popular Education News.

Since the book has been published, we have received enthusiastic feedback from around the world:

Amazing. It is just what I have been searching for! An integration of all of the various philosophies and schools of thoughts regarding social justice and how to carry those through an advocacy process. ~ Ruthie-Marie Beckwith, Ph.D., Tennessee Microboards Association, Inc. (more reviews)

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