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Excerpts and reviews of top books on social innovation

 

Government

Beyond the White House

By Jimmy Carter | Reviewed By Joshua Weissburg

Jimmy Carter details his ongoing efforts to make a difference as John Q. Citizen.

 

Global Issues

Fugitive Denim

By Rachel Louise Snyder | Reviewed By Laura Commike

From field to factory, Snyder reveals the real lives behind the making of a pair of jeans.

 
EX MEX:
Migrants to Immigrants
Jorge G. Castañeda

Global Issues

Ex Mex: From Migrants to Immigrants

By Jorge G. Castaneda | Reviewed By Catherine DiBenedetto
 
THIRST: Fighting the Corporate
Theft of Our Water
Alan Snitow & Deborah Kaufman
with Michael Fox

Water

Thirst: Fighting the Corporate Theft of Our Water

By Alan Snitow & Deborah Kaufman with Michael Fox | Reviewed By John D. Donahue

Should water be turned into a commodity that only "haves" can pay for?

 

Civil Society

Blessed Unrest

By Paul Hawken | Reviewed By Catherine DiBenedetto

The human spirit endures in grassroots activism.

 

Environment

The Clean Tech Revolution

By Riane Eisler | Reviewed By Catherine DiBenedetto

Clean technology is creating greener pastures for business.

 

Socially Responsible Business

World Inc.

By Matt Leighninger | Reviewed By Catherine DiBenedetto

Business trumps government in creating social change.

 

Nonprofits

The Trap

By Daniel Brook | Reviewed By Frances Kunreuther

Where have all the public servants gone?

 

Food

Brewing Justice

By Daniel Jaffee | Reviewed By Christopher M. Bacon

Jafee provides an inside look at the world of fair trade.

 
BUILDING WEALTH:
The New Asset-Based
Approach to Solving
Social and Economic
Problems
Edited by the Democracy
Collaborative at the
University of Maryland

Economic Development

Building Wealth: The New Asset-based Approach to Solving Social and Economic Problems

By Edited by the Democracy Collaborative at the University of Maryland | Reviewed By Marc J. Lane

Building Wealth: The New Asset-Based Approach to Solving Social and Economic Problems