Mapping the Means to Citizen Action

“A crowd whose discontent has risen no higher than the level of slogans is only a crowd.  But a crowd that understands the reasons for its discontent and knows the remedies is a vital community and it will have to be reckoned with.  I would rather go before the government with two people who have a competent understanding of an issue, and who therefore deserve a hearing, than with two thousand who are vaguely dissatisfied”. –Wendell Berry, The Art ofRead more

THE MODEL FLOURISHING: Tipping Points for Social Innovation

A model to create flourishing societies Grounded in context and necessity, THE MODEL FLOURISHING is a powerful method for social change.  It originally was developed for use with socially excluded people who live with the ebb and flow of conflict. Using a combination of human capabilities, human rights, human security, complexity theory, and grounded theory, the model takes a participatory action research approach to increase people’s agency and to create organizational and societal change. Previous capabilities approaches have been theoretical—notRead more