Rules for Radicals is an influential book written by community organiser Saul Alinksy and published in 1971. The book was aimed at helping disadvantaged communities ("the Have-nots") to organise successfully in order to increase their power.1
The book has been used by a wide variety of groups and organisers, including the United Neighbourhood Organization (UNO) in Chicago,2 the Civil Rights activist and Democratic politician Jesse Jackson,3 and Extinction Rebellion.4
1 Rules for Radicals: A Pragmatic Primer for Realistic Radicals (1971) Random House, ISBN 0394443411; Vintage books paperback: ISBN 0679721134
2 Reitzes, Donald C.; Reitzes, Dietrich C. (1987). "Alinsky in the 1980s: Two Contemporary Chicago Community Organizations". The Sociological Quarterly. Midwest Sociological Society. 28 (2): 265–83. doi:10.1111/j.1533-8525.1987.tb00294.x. ISSN 1533-8525. JSTOR 4121434 – via JSTOR.
3 Swarts, Heidi (2011). "Drawing New Symbolic Boundaries Over Old Social Boundaries: Forging Social Movement Unity in Congregation-Based Community Organizing". Sociological Perspectives. Sage Publications. 54 (3): 453–77.
4 ‘Extinction Rebellion and Attenborough put climate in spotlight’ [English, journalistic article] by Caroline Davies (2019).