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Excerpts and reviews of top books on social innovation

 

Global Issues

How Each of Us Can Change the World

By Paul Collier | Reviewed By Paul Collier

The former president shares how ordinary citizens are helping to solve our big problems.

 
CANCER ACTIVISM:
Gender, Media, and Public Policy
Karen M. Kedrowski & Marilyn Stine Sarow

Health

Cancer Activism: Gender, Media, and Public Policy

By Karen Kedrowski & Marilyn Stine Sarow | Reviewed By Catherine DiBenedetto
 
EFFECTIVE FOUNDATION
MANAGEMENT: 14 Challenges
of Philanthropic Leadership –
And How to Outfox Them
Joel J. Orosz

Foundations

Effective Foundation Management: 14 Challenges of Philanthropic Leadership--And How to Outfox Them

By Joel J. Orosz | Reviewed By Catherine DiBenedetto
 

Environment

Break Through

By Ted Nordhaus & Michael Shellenberger | Reviewed By Sacha Zimmerman

Small-scale efforts won't solve the global warming crisis.

 

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.