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Inspirational books and articles

Here are some of the most inspiring publications we've read that have shaped the way we think about social innovation. They cover a broad range of topics, from sustainable living and theatre to industrial economics and art.

Inspirational books and articles

Augusto Boal, Theatre of the Oppressed, Pluto Press, 1979

Carlota Perez, Technological Revolutions and Financial Capital: the Dynamics of Bubbles and Golden Ages, Edward Elgar, 2002

Christopher Alexander et al, A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction, New York, Oxford University Press, 1977, and, The Nature of Order, Volume 2, The Centre for Environmental Structure, 2002

Edgar Morin, On Complexity, Cresskill, NJ, Hampton Press, 2007

Edward W Deming, Out of the Crisis: quality, productivity and competitive position, Cambridge, MIT Press, 1986

Eric Beinhocker, The Origin of Wealth, Random House, 2007

Fernando Flores, Charles Spinosa and Hubert Dreyfus, Disclosing New Worlds: Entrepreneurship, Democratic Action, and the Cultivation of Solidarity, Cambridge, MIT Press, 1999

Jim Maxmin and Soshana Zuboff, The Support Economy: Why Corporations are Failing Individuals and the Next Episode of Capitalism, Penguin, 2004

John Dewey, Experience and Education, New York, Collier Books, 1938

John O'Leary, Innovative Reading, Governing, 10th December, 2010

Ludwig Fleck, Genesis and Development of a Scientific Fact, Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 1979

Mark H. Moore, Creating Public Value: Strategic Management in Government, Cambridge, Harvard University Press, 1995

Mahatma Gandhi, Hind Swaraj, Cambridge, 1997

Pooran Desai, One Planet Communities, John Wiley, 2010

Roberto Mangabeira Unger, The Self Awakened: Pragmatism Unbound, Cambridge, Harvard University Press, 2009

Walter Stahel, The Performance Economy, Palgrave Macmillan, 2006