Change! Combining analytic approaches with street wisdom

A special ANU/The Canberra Times meet the author event in collaboration with ABC Radio National's Big Ideas

Change happens all the time, so why is driving particular change generally so hard? Why are the outcomes often unpredictable? Are some types of change easier to achieve than others? Are some techniques for achieving change more effective than others? How can change that is already in train be stopped or deflected?

Knowledge about change is fragmented and there is nowhere in the academic or practice worlds that provides comprehensive answers to these and other questions. Every discipline and practice area has only a partial view and there is not even a map of those different perspectives.

Join the audience for a recording of Big Ideas, hosted by the ABC's Paul Barclay on Change! Combining Analytic Approaches with Street Wisdom, to launch this new ANU Press book edited by Professor Gabriele Bammer.


Ms Dee Madigan, advertising Creative Director and media personality
Dr Mark Stafford Smith, Coordinator of climate adaptation research in CSIRO
Dr Grant Wardlaw, Visiting Fellow, National Security College and Regulatory Institutions Network (RegNet), ANU
Professor Lindell Bromham, Research School of Biology, ANU 
Professor Gabriele Bammer, Research School of Population Health, ANU 

You can read the book for free online at and books will be on sale thanks to the University Co-Op bookshop.

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