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Advocacy for Social Change : Coalitions and the Organizations That Lead Them.

By: Rubin, Herbert J.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Solving Social Problems Ser: Publisher: Milton : Routledge, 2018Copyright date: ©2018Description: 1 online resource (267 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781351348478.Subject(s): Social change | Social movements | Social policyGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Advocacy for Social Change : Coalitions and the Organizations That Lead ThemDDC classification: 303.484 Online resources: Click here to view book
Contents:
Advocacy for Social Change- Front Cover -- Advocacy for Social Change -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication -- Contents -- Preface -- Reference -- Abbreviations, acronyms or shorthand expressions -- PART I: The focal catalytic coalition model -- Chapter 1: Advocating for the poor through state and national coalitions -- A schematic model of how FCCOs work with coalition members to influence the public sector -- How coalitions determine which issues to pursue and the impact it has on the evolution of the FCCO -- Conclusion and prelude -- References -- Chapter 2: NCRC and the issues that emerge from defending the Community Reinvestment Act -- The development of NCRC -- Issues pursued -- NCRC's signature issue: the CRA Modernization Act -- Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 3: NLIHC and issues on affordable housing for lower-income individuals -- The evolution of NLIHC -- Issues pursued -- The development of the Trust Fund campaign -- Conclusion -- References -- PART II: Mobilizing and informing members -- Chapter 4: Mobilization: building a foundation for coalition action -- Four illustrations of mobilization efforts -- Overview presentation of issues -- Conversational exchanges to clarify policies -- Planning actions -- Imitating activism -- Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 5: The power of information and information as power -- Research data -- Newsletters: focus on Memo to Members -- Conclusion -- References -- PART III: Advocacy and lobbying efforts to bring about policy changes -- Chapter 6: The tools of coalition advocacy: working with the mass media to frame issues -- Reaching out to the mass media -- How to reach out and influence through press releases and letters to the editor -- Press conferences and media appearances -- A proactive media campaign: valuing affordability -- Conclusion -- References.
Chapter 7: Techniques for influencing legislators and regulators -- Lobbying from a distance: written documents and telephone calls -- Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 8: Lobbying in person -- Direct lobbying encounters with elected officials or their staff -- Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 9: Legislative and regulatory agency hearings -- Testimonies to congressional committees -- Hearings conducted by regulatory bodies -- Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 10: Other forms of political pressure -- Voter registration efforts -- Moving towards direct action -- Conclusion -- References -- PART IV: Bringing it all together at the annual meeting -- Chapter 11: What annual conferences accomplish -- Building solidarity while creating a sense of efficacy -- Creating a shared framing and knowledge base -- Obtaining feedback on problems -- Conclusion -- Chapter 12: Encounters with elected and regulatory officials at the national conference -- Conference presentations by senior elected and regulatory officials -- Lobby day -- Conclusion -- Conclusion: reflections on the theory and models for coalition advocacy and suggestions for progressive activism -- Interest group politics, coalition advocacy and the focal catalytic coalition organization model -- Relationship to material on interest group politics, coalition lobbying and non-profit advocacy -- How the FCCO model extends material on interest group politics, coalition lobbying and non-profit advocacy -- Reflections on progressive activism -- References -- Appendix: methodological approach -- Reference -- Index.
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Advocacy for Social Change- Front Cover -- Advocacy for Social Change -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication -- Contents -- Preface -- Reference -- Abbreviations, acronyms or shorthand expressions -- PART I: The focal catalytic coalition model -- Chapter 1: Advocating for the poor through state and national coalitions -- A schematic model of how FCCOs work with coalition members to influence the public sector -- How coalitions determine which issues to pursue and the impact it has on the evolution of the FCCO -- Conclusion and prelude -- References -- Chapter 2: NCRC and the issues that emerge from defending the Community Reinvestment Act -- The development of NCRC -- Issues pursued -- NCRC's signature issue: the CRA Modernization Act -- Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 3: NLIHC and issues on affordable housing for lower-income individuals -- The evolution of NLIHC -- Issues pursued -- The development of the Trust Fund campaign -- Conclusion -- References -- PART II: Mobilizing and informing members -- Chapter 4: Mobilization: building a foundation for coalition action -- Four illustrations of mobilization efforts -- Overview presentation of issues -- Conversational exchanges to clarify policies -- Planning actions -- Imitating activism -- Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 5: The power of information and information as power -- Research data -- Newsletters: focus on Memo to Members -- Conclusion -- References -- PART III: Advocacy and lobbying efforts to bring about policy changes -- Chapter 6: The tools of coalition advocacy: working with the mass media to frame issues -- Reaching out to the mass media -- How to reach out and influence through press releases and letters to the editor -- Press conferences and media appearances -- A proactive media campaign: valuing affordability -- Conclusion -- References.

Chapter 7: Techniques for influencing legislators and regulators -- Lobbying from a distance: written documents and telephone calls -- Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 8: Lobbying in person -- Direct lobbying encounters with elected officials or their staff -- Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 9: Legislative and regulatory agency hearings -- Testimonies to congressional committees -- Hearings conducted by regulatory bodies -- Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 10: Other forms of political pressure -- Voter registration efforts -- Moving towards direct action -- Conclusion -- References -- PART IV: Bringing it all together at the annual meeting -- Chapter 11: What annual conferences accomplish -- Building solidarity while creating a sense of efficacy -- Creating a shared framing and knowledge base -- Obtaining feedback on problems -- Conclusion -- Chapter 12: Encounters with elected and regulatory officials at the national conference -- Conference presentations by senior elected and regulatory officials -- Lobby day -- Conclusion -- Conclusion: reflections on the theory and models for coalition advocacy and suggestions for progressive activism -- Interest group politics, coalition advocacy and the focal catalytic coalition organization model -- Relationship to material on interest group politics, coalition lobbying and non-profit advocacy -- How the FCCO model extends material on interest group politics, coalition lobbying and non-profit advocacy -- Reflections on progressive activism -- References -- Appendix: methodological approach -- Reference -- Index.

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<p>Herbert J. Rubin is a retired professor of sociology from Northern Illinois University. His interests are in urban studies, community organizing and research methods, with a focus on organizations working to help low-income individuals and improve the quality of life in neighborhoods of deprivation. He is author of Renewing Hope within Neighborhoods of Despair: The Community-Based Development Model and co-author of Community Organizing and Development. </p>

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