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The Systems Work of Social Change: How to Harness Connection, Context, and Power to Cultivate Deep and Enduring Change

Cynthia Rayner and François Bonnici

Abstract

The issues of poverty, inequality, racial justice, and climate change have never been more pressing or paralyzing. Current approaches to social change—which rely on industrial models of production and power—are not helping. In fact, they are designed to entrench the status quo. In The Systems Work of Social Change, Cynthia Rayner and François Bonnici draw on two hundred years of history and a treasure trove of stories of committed social change-makers to uncover principles and practices for social change that radically depart from industrial approaches. Rather than delivering “solutions,” thes ... More

Keywords: social change, social innovation, social entrepreneurship, social justice, systems thinking and complexity, philanthropy, economic development and growth, political economy, business and government, nonprofit management

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780198857457
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2021 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198857457.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Cynthia Rayner, author
Senior Researcher, Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town

François Bonnici, author
Director, Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship