Hilary Brad

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Disaster resilience in a leaderless world

Our typically magnificent summer in the Northwest Pacific region is getting lost under a blanket of extreme heat.  Friends driving up the coast from California tell of the smell of smoke from wild fires raging.  But none of this is not as frightening as reading about the mother of all earthquakes that awaits us. A […]


Yay for the Handbook of Action Research 3e, 2015!

  Collaborators, colleagues and friends of action research. Time to say “YAY”! The Handbook of Action Research 3e, an entirely new and revised edition, is now available.  “Congrats,” writes Peter Reason, ” it’s a magnificent achievement.” With 80 chapters and almost 200 co-authors it provides a rich look at our multi dimensional community. Visit the […]


Participative justice and the healing arts

I mentioned the theatre work of Bruce Levitt in my last blog. His work is about moving beyond description of injustice to actually doing something that invites prisoners into relearning their dignity. The work with theatre arts in prisons near Cornell university goes further along the collaboration spectrum than most…Bruce writes: “our work was started […]


Participative Justice

The anthropology of Alice Goffman is in the news. Her work is “crossover” territory. As a PhD student living in the inner city near U. Penn, a pretty elite university, she wrote a thesis with a novelistic quality. She speaks in the first person about getting to know the “underclass” she writes about as real […]


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