The Empowerment Manual is a comprehensive guide for groups seeking to organize with shared power and bottom-up leadership to foster vision, trust, accountability and responsibility. I have found it extremely helpful to my thinking around better (or more democratic) ways of organising and working together in collaborative groups. Besides, it is written in a clear and engaging style. Throughout the book, the author refers to the journey taken by an imaginary community as an example for developing key ideas on what may work… or not.
Written by Starhawk, an ecofeminist author and permaculture teacher who draws from decades of activism and organising.
I have a deep interest in strategies, processes and philosophies related to personal and societal transformation. My hope, through my work in the Deep Adaptation Forum and in my PhD research, is to explore more ways of encouraging generative transformations as a response to our global predicament. My focus is more particularly on social learning.