Tom Atlee: Public Wisdom Suggested Reading

11 Society, Advanced Cyber/IO, Book Lists, Civil Society, Cultural Intelligence, Ethics, Government
Tom Atlee

* Titles marked with an asterisk are particularly important to this topic.

Baldwin, Christina, Calling the Circle: The First and Future Culture (Bantam, 1998)

Briggs, John and F. David Peat, Seven Life Lessons of Chaos: Spiritual Wisdom from the Science of Change (Harper Perennial, 2000)

Briskin, Alan, Sheryl Erickson, Tom Callanan, and John Ott, The Power of Collective Wisdom: And the Trap of Collective Folly (Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2009)

*Brown, Juanita with David Isaacs and The World Cafe, The World Cafe: Shaping Our Futures Through Conversations That Matter (Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2005)

*Callenbach, Ernest, and Michael Phillips, A Citizen Legislature (Bookpeople, 1985)

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Capra, Fritjof, The Web of Life: A New Scientific Understanding of Living Systems (Anchor, 1997)

*Chickering, A. Lawrence and James S. Turner, Voice of the People: The Transpartisan Imperative in American Life (Da Vinci Press, 2008)

*Crosby, Ned, Healthy Democracy: Bringing Trustworthy Information to the Voters of America (Beaver’s Pond Press, 2003)

Dahl, Robert A., Democracy and Its Critics (Yale University Press, 1991)

Dowd, Michael, Thank God for Evolution: How the Marriage of Science and Religion Will Transform Your Life and Our World (Plume, 2009)

Ellinor, Linda and Glenna Gerard, Dialogue: Rediscover the Transforming Power of Conversation (Wiley, 1998)

*Fisher, Roger, William L. Ury, and Bruce Patton, Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In (Penguin Books, 2011)

*Fishkin, James S.,  When the People Speak: Deliberative Democracy and Public Consultation (Oxford University Press, 2011)

Follett, Mary Parker, The New State: Group Organization, The Solution Of Popular Government (1918) (Kessinger Publishing, 2009)

*Gastil, John, By Popular Demand: Revitalizing Representative Democracy Through Deliberative Elections (University of California Press, 2000)

*Gastil, John, and Peter Levine (eds.), The Deliberative Democracy Handbook: Strategies for Effective Civic Engagement in the Twenty-First Century (Jossey-Bass, 2005)

Hawken, Paul, Blessed Unrest: How the Largest Social Movement in History Is Restoring Grace, Justice, and Beauty to the World (Penguin Books, 2008)

Hindman, Matthew, The Myth of Digital Democracy (Princeton University Press, 2008)

*Holman, Peggy, Tom Devane, and Steven Cady,  The Change Handbook: The Definitive Resource on Today’s Best Methods for Engaging Whole Systems (Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2007)

*Holman, Peggy, Engaging Emergence: Turning Upheaval into Opportunity (Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2010)

*Hopkins, Rob, The Transition Companion: Making Your Community More Resilient in Uncertain Times (Chelsea Green Publishing, 2011)

Johnston, Charles M., The Creative Imperative: Human Growth and Planetary Evolution (Celestial Arts, 1995)

Kaner, Sam et al., Facilitator’s Guide to Participatory Decision-Making (Jossey-Bass, 2007)

Kretzmann, John P. and John L. McKnight, Building Communities from the Inside Out: A Path Toward Finding and Mobilizing a Community’s Assets (ACTA Publications, 1993)

Lappe, Francis Moore and Paul Martin Du Bois, The Quickening of America: Rebuilding Our Nation, Remaking Our Lives (Jossey-Bass, 1994)

*Lappe, Francis Moore, EcoMind: Changing the Way We Think, to Create the World We Want (Nation Books, 2011)

*Leib, Ethan J., Deliberative Democracy In America: A Proposal For A Popular Branch Of Government (Pennsylvania State University Press, 2005)

Leighningerr, Matt, The Next Form of Democracy: How Expert Rule Is Giving Way to Shared Governance — and Why Politics Will Never Be the Same (Vanderbilt University Press, 2006)

Lo, Alpha and Alden Bevington (eds.), The Open Collaboration Encyclopedia (Pioneer Imprints, 2008)

*McCormick, Joseph and Steve Bhaerman, Reuniting America: A Toolkit for Changing the Political Game (Online, 2011)

Mindell, Arnold,  The Leader As Martial Artist: An Introduction to Deep Democracy (Harper San Francisco, 1993)

Noveck, Beth Simone, Wiki Government: How Technology Can Make Government Better, Democracy Stronger, and Citizens More Powerful (Brookings Institution Press, 2010)

*Oliver, Leonard P. ,  Study Circles: Coming Together for Personal Growth and Social Change (Seven Locks Press, 1987)

Ornstein, Robert E. and Paul R. Ehrlich, New World New Mind: Moving Toward Conscious Evolution (Malor Books, 2000)

*Owen, Harrison, Open Space Technology: A User’s Guide (Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2008)

Peavy, Fran, Heart Politics (New Society Publishers, 1985)

Rosenberg, Marshall B., Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life (Puddledancer Press, 2003)

*Rough, Jim, Society’s Breakthrough!: Releasing Essential Wisdom and Virtue in All the People (AuthorHouse, 2002)

Sandra, Jaida Nha and Eric Utne, Joy of Conversation: The Complete Guide to Salons (Diane Publishing Company, 1997)

Schneider, Don, Communicating Across the Divides In Our Everyday Lives (Elkdream Media, 2010)

*Sclove, Richard E., Democracy and Technology (The Guilford Press, 1995)

Shirky, Clay, Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations (Penguin Books, 2009)

Sunstein, Cass R., Infotopia: How Many Minds Produce Knowledge (Oxford University Press, 2008)

*Taher, Nasreen (ed.), Collective Intelligence: An Introduction (ICEAI University Press, 2005)

*Tovey, Mark (ed.), Collective Intelligence: Creating a Prosperous World at Peace (Earth Intelligence Network, 2008)

Waldrop, M. Mitchell,  Complexity: The Emerging Science at the Edge of Order and Chaos (Simon & Schuster, 1993)

Weisbord, Marvin and Sandra Janoff, Future Search: Getting the Whole System in the Room for Vision, Commitment, and Action (Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2010)

Wheatley, Margaret J., Leadership and the New Science: Discovering Order in a Chaotic World (Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2006)

Wheatley, Margaret J., and Deborah Frieze, Walk Out Walk On: A Learning Journey into Communities Daring to Live the Future Now (Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2011)