Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

First Advisor

Marla Solomon


This research thesis is a study of a process, namely of how advocacy for international development is done in the United States to effect change. Through a specific case study, i.e., Bread for the World, this document seeks to examine U.S. advocacy strategies.

The rationale for this thesis is based on the premise that sustainable development cannot be achieved only by the efforts of grassroots people working in developing countries to effect change within their communities. Rather, development has to be defined within a broader context to include the coordinated effort of all those working for the eradication of poverty everywhere. Advocacy within this context, therefore, is defined as the collective use of power by citizens to shape government action.


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