ERIC Number: ED251404
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Citizen Action and Social Change: A Bibliography.
Elias, Robert; Woodbridge, Michael P.
Over 1,200 references are cited in this bibliography of literature representing two major areas of citizen participation: community organizing and grassroots participation. Materials, most of which were published between 1970 and the present, deal mainly with local citizen activism that operates both inside and outside normal government channels. Accentuating many aspects of citizen activism, the bibliography (1) places grassroots participation in a general political and economic framework that illustrates the causes and conditions of activism, (2) is strongly action-oriented, (3) places activist strategies in the context of specific public policies, and (4) encompasses areas that citizen participation materials usually ignore. Fourteen sections focus on political theory and political movements, economic democracy and community economic development, general strategies and tactics, media strategies and communications, legal strategies and community justice, electoral politics for community groups, worker participation and workplace democracy, women and racial minorities, neighborhood action (housing, planning, welfare, and poverty), community ecology, community health and education, citizen action in human rights, and cross-national participation. The final section contains a listing of grassroots periodicals. An author index concludes the bibliography. (LH)
Descriptors: Activism, Change Strategies, Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Community Action, Community Change, Economic Change, Higher Education, Political Influences, Resource Materials, Social Action, Social Change
Lincoln Filene Center for Citizenship and Public Affairs, Tufts University, Medford, MA 02155 ($8.00).
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Researchers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Tufts Univ., Medford, MA. Lincoln Filene Center for Citizenship and Public Affairs.