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Just and Lasting Change

When Communities Own Their Futures

Daniel C. Taylor and Carl E. Taylor

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The classic guide to transforming developing communities sustainably—and for the better.

How can public health workers, policy experts, and medical professionals work with members of developing nations to promote social change in rapid, cost-effective, and locally appropriate ways? In Just and Lasting Change, Daniel C. and Carl E. Taylor present readers with an innovative, proven, and site-specific guide to helping communities thrive through growing their own change in partnership with experts, donors, and government.

The Taylors built their decades-long careers by partnering with key thinkers...

The classic guide to transforming developing communities sustainably—and for the better.

How can public health workers, policy experts, and medical professionals work with members of developing nations to promote social change in rapid, cost-effective, and locally appropriate ways? In Just and Lasting Change, Daniel C. and Carl E. Taylor present readers with an innovative, proven, and site-specific guide to helping communities thrive through growing their own change in partnership with experts, donors, and government.

The Taylors built their decades-long careers by partnering with key thinkers to combat inequity, environmental degradation, and globalization. The SEED-SCALE model they describe enables people (wherever they might live) to transform their communities by analyzing their local context in relation to the global, taking appropriate actions based on their priorities and resources, and assessing what succeeding actions may be needed to continue making progress.

Just and Lasting Change describes, step by step, how the SEED-SCALE model can be effectively implemented. Drawing from a variety of engaging personal experiences and case studies, this wide-ranging book describes early attempts to promote social development a century ago, as well as current efforts in South America, Africa, and Asia. It also reveals how community-based social change unfolded in America, spurred at different points by Abraham Lincoln's leadership style and the Green Bay Packers's ownership model, and presents readers with thematic global examples from the anti-smoking campaign, Green Revolution, Child Survival Revolution, and urban agriculture.

The second edition of this pathbreaking handbook offers a hopeful description of how people have improved the quality of life in diverse communities around the world and is fully revised and updated with
Five completely new chapters
Thirteen years of scholarship and global evidence
Contributions from leading international experts in community-based development and public health

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Reviews

This is a fine resource for individuals teaching or practicing in the fields of international health, public health, health policy, or medical education, as well as individuals in social work and education. The authors’ informative treatise introduces practitioners, educators, and policy makers to the fundamentals of promoting community-centered and cost-effective social change. Recommended.

Just and Lasting Change is a valuable resource for anyone interested in international health, underdevelopment, and community empowerment.

A 'must-read' for those seeking to carry out or to understand true change in health equity and health improvement. Just and Lasting Change makes a unique contribution to the field by detailing how a continuous empowerment process of skill and will can realize the potential for cumulative growth in development programs.

This book is both a description and a prescription: a description of some such communities, and the process through which they achieved enviable health levels, as well as a prescription for other societies to follow suit... This is the one book I would unhesitatingly recommend to anyone interested in underdevelopment and health.

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9
Pages
424
ISBN
9781421419473
Illustration Description
20 line drawings
Table of Contents

Foreword
Glossary: The SEED-SCALE Process
Introduction
Part I: The Claim: A Just and Lasting Future Is Possible
Chapter 1. Getting Started
Chapter 2. Our Maturing Understanding of Community Change
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Foreword
Glossary: The SEED-SCALE Process
Introduction
Part I: The Claim: A Just and Lasting Future Is Possible
Chapter 1. Getting Started
Chapter 2. Our Maturing Understanding of Community Change
Chapter 3. Making a Large and Lasting Impact
Chapter 4. Synopsis of SEED-SCALE
Chapter 5. Assuring Accountability through Better Paperwork
Chapter 6. A Crisis Can Become an Opportunity
Part II: Historical Demonstrations
Chapter 7. The World's First Example of Intentional, Community-Based Development: Ding Xian, China
Chapter 8. Abraham Lincoln: Setting America's Modernization in Motion
Chapter 9. An Evolving Balance between People and Nature: The Adirondacks, New York
Chapter 10. Development without Wealth: Kerala, India
Part III: Evidence from the Community Level
Chapter 11. A Better Pattern for Cities: Curitiba, Brazil
Chapter 12. The Role of Conceptual and Cultural Breakthroughs: Narangwal, India
Chapter 13. Out of the Shadows: Women in Afghanistan
Chapter 14. Evolution of a World Training Center: Jamkhed, India
Chapter 15. Addiction as a Barrier to Development: Gadchiroli, India
Chapter 16. The Green Bay Packers: Community-Owned Energy
Part IV: Large-Scale Applications
Chapter 17. Scaling Up Tobacco Control: Creating Authority by International Convention
Chapter 18. Urban Agriculture: A Powerful Engine for Sustainable Cities
Chapter 19. Communities and Government Learning to Work Together: CLAS in Peru
Chapter 20. Integrating Conservation with Development: Tibet, China
Chapter 21. Going to Scale with Health Care: China's Model Counties
Chapter 22. A University's Actions in Apartheid South Africa
Chapter 23. A Promising Start Derailed: Kakamega, Kenya
Conclusion: Patterns to Own Our Futures
Acknowledgments
Appendix A. A Handbook on SEED: Initiating Growth
Appendix B. A Handbook on SCALE: Growth in Improvement and Participation
Notes
Authors and Contributors
Index

Author Bios
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Daniel C. Taylor

Daniel C. Taylor is the executive director of Future Generations, a community-based conservation and development organization, and the president of Future Generations Graduate School.
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Carl E. Taylor

Carl E. Taylor (1916–2009) was a professor and the founding chair of the Department of International Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He also served as a UNICEF representative for China and the country director for Future Generations Afghanistan.