Titel: Theories of change in the course of history?
Sinan Eden has been active with Climáximo in Portugal for years, as well as in the pan-european grassroots network Climate Justice Action. In these two articles, Sinan outlines 15 theories of change that social movements applied, in chronological order from the French Revolution until today.
As the texts are designed as a brief overview, they remain very superficial and further reading is required for better knowledge of every case. This superficiality is especially disturbing when Sinan looks at Stalinism and Maoism and reduces his reflections to whether they “worked”, disregarding any moral questions and what the ultimate political outcomes were. We’re sharing the articles in spite of these limitations, as Sinan shows how differently social movements can proceed and we find the texts an interesting and unusal contribution to the debate in the runup to the strategy conference in June.