The Staircase Method

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The 4-step staircase was conceived as a strategy to achieve a more equal// balanced negotiation stage in asymmetrical socioeconomic conflicts between major corporations and local populations. ReAct’s work mostly focuses on the first step of the staircase, which lays the foundation for the other steps – the work of organization that is necessary for any action to take place.

The image of the 4-step staircase is a pedagogical tool used by local organizers to communicate the necessity for collective organization as well as a general strategy used throughout the negotiation process.