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CHAPTER 6

THE THEORY OF TRANSFORMATIVE ACTION by Scott Sherman

 Transformative action is a new name for a very old approach to social change. It has been advocated by leaders such as King, Gandhi, and Chavez. It dates back to ancient times, where it was used successfully by slaves and plebians to gain important reforms in the Roman empire. (Sibley 1963, 108) In recent decades, these strategies have been used with increasing frequency and success to overcome conflicts in such places as Bolivia (1