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How Does Change How Does Change Happen? Happen? What do you think? What do you think?
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Change Theories Change Theories Evolutionary theory Everything evolves from simple to complex Cyclical theory Everything grows then dies Cycle keeps repeating Dialectical theory One thing starts the process, and something else keeps it going Functionalist theory People have evolving needs, and societies adapt to meet these changing needs Society and systems may become more complex, but the basic needs stay the same Conflict theory The struggle over power Never ending episodes of conflict, with power constantly shifting
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A Question A Question Is social change a top-down affair, or does it happen from the bottom-up? Give examples
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American Organizations American Organizations National Coalition for Disability Rights http://www.adawatch.org/
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Unformatted text preview: • Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund – http://www.dredf.org/ • National Disability Rights Network – http://www.ndrn.org/ • National Council on Disability – links – http://www.ncd.gov/newsroom/advisory/cultural/resource_directory.htm • ADAPT – radical – http://www.adapt.org/ • American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) – http://www.aapd-dc.org/index.php • Consortium of Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) – http://www.c-c-d.org/about/about.htm • Advocacy, Inc. – http://www.advocacyinc.org/index.cfm International Organizations International Organizations • Disability Rights Community – petition – http://www.conventionyes.org/content.cfm?ID= • Disabled People’s International – http://v1.dpi.org/lang-en/...
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  • Spring '08
  • Larson
  • Disability rights movement, Disability rights, DISABILITY RIGHTS COMMUNITY, National Coalition for Disability Rights, National Disability Rights Network

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