Theories of change

I’ve been reading up recently on different theories of social change across academic disciplines. Sarah Stachowiak has a very accessible report on this topic, articulating what lot of practitioners probably take for granted.

If 30 pages is too much for you to read, this graph captures it all pretty well, distinguishing between Baumgartner and Jones’ large leaps/ punctuated equilibrium theory, Sabatier and Jenkins-Smith’s coalition theory, Kingdon’s policy windows theory, behavioralists’ messaging theory, Mills’ power politics, and Alinsky’s grassroots organizing theories.


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