The Language of Organizing: A Guidebook for Filipino Organizers

Third World Studies Center
This collection is the first attempt to comprehensively document and present the language that has evolved among nongovernment organization (NGO) workers; and community, sectoral and political organizers in the course of their efforts to form people’s organizations as the foundation of genuine economic development, and political and social transformation. It is divided into terms used in social analysis (e.g., colonialism, ideology), politics (e.g., balance of forces, dogmatism), community organizing (e.g., participatory research, conflict confrontation), and economics (e.g., value-added tax, bank).