Driving Social Change
How to Solve the World's Toughest ProblemsBook - 2011
This important new book illustrates how to create the socialbreakthroughs needed to solve urgent global threats such aspoverty, disease, and hunger. It then turns to three alternative,but complementary, paths to social breakthrough: social protecting,social exploring, and social advocacy, providing a detailed map ofthe journey from initial commitment to a world of justice andopportunityExamines the current condition of the social impactinfrastructure Offers strategies for how to remedy the steady weakening of oursocial-impact infrastructure Provides tactics to build strong social organizations andnetworks Illustrates dynamic methods to respond to constant economic andsocial change
Author Paul Light believes we should be less concerned about thetools of agitation (social entrepreneurship, social protecting,social exploring, and social advocacy) and more concerned about thedisruption and replacement of the status quo. Timely in itsurgency, this book describes the revolutionary social impact cycle,which provides a new approach for framing the debate about urgentthreats.