Find out what Citizen Network members have been reading.
An inspiring book to help us face the mess we're in with resilience, creativity and action.
This ancient text reveals a lost approach to economics thinking that we need to rediscover.
The Spirited Disaffection of a Vocational Doctor
What can one man’s personal reminiscences tell us about our community’s assets and losses?
Homes for People and Wildlife
A report offering a vision for how people and wildlife can live in harmony.
The Bradford Revolution
Bradford began the destruction of municipal socialism in the pretence of improving local government.
Tim Jackson's book marshals great thinkers, poets and evidence to argue we must abandon our destructive notion of…
Out of the Ordinary
Marc Stears proposes that the values and visions of ordinary people carry within them the possibility of radical…
Those Who Can, Teach
This book is an eloquent testimony to the importance of investing in quality education to enrich the futures of all…
Paint Your Town Red
David Towell reviews a new book describing the realities of the Preston model.
A Wild Love for the World
David Towell reviews a new collection of writings celebrating the lifework of the Buddhist ecologist Joanna Macy.
The Lonely Century
This new and challenging book by Noreena Hertz outlines the shape of a transformative programme to rebuild community.
Sorry We Missed You
Ken Loach's film reveals the brutal reality of the modern gig economy.
Cities and Communities Beyond COVID-19
A review of Robin Hambleton's Cities and Communities Beyond COVID-19 the sequel to Leading the Inclusive City.
Cormac Russell's inspiring book describes the limitations of current models of public policy and offers a positive…
Essentials of Basic Income
Annie Miller's short book provides an ideal definition of basic income and provides a framework for campaigners to…
Creating Blue Space
David Towell reviews Hans Meissner's illuminating account of the journey from institutional services for people…
Creating Space for Citizens in Social Care
Peter Limbrick's model of Caring Activism does not assume that everybody will want to or should take on a caring role.…
Crippled by Austerity
Simon Duffy reviews Frances Ryan's important book which describes the devastating impact of the UK Government's…
Kim John Payne's book explores the unnecessary pressures and stress placed on children in the modern world and offers…
A review of Simon Goldsmith's book Life Nourishment, which explores how to build relationships and community
One million adults with a learning disability in the UK who have suffered because of government measures since 2010.
Learning From Nature
David Towell reviews 3 books which help us to understand how we might create a future in which we live in harmony with each…
What Should Citizens Believe?
Henry Tam has written a book, in association with Citizen Network, to help citizens expose the dogmas and lies that…
The Great Troubled Families Fraud
Simon Duffy reviews Professor Gregg's book on the fraud and dishonesty behind the Troubled Families Programme.
Not So Sapiens After All
The trials and tribulations of our Welfare system have deeper and more complex roots than many can imagine. 'Sapiens: A…
Reclaiming the Common Good
A review of Reclaiming the Common Good: How Christians can help re-build a broken world, a collection of essays edited…
No Is Not Enough
There is unlikely to be a more important book published this summer, David Towell reviews Naomi Klein's latest book.
Conventional economics is broken. Here is the radical alternative we need to shape a better future which works for…
The Systems View of Life
'With nature as our mentor, another world is possible' David Towell reviews The Systems View of Life.
Unfinished Business: Women Men Work Family
Maria Lyons reviews a book which explores the celebrates caregiving as an essential role for men and women.
Community Care & Inclusion for People with an Intellectual Disability
Robin Jackson and Maria Lyons are the editors of a series of essays reviewing the history of services for people with…
The Future of the Professions
Robin Jackson reviews The Future of the Professions: How technology will transform the work of human experts.
The Rise of the Robots
Robin Jackson urges everyone with an interest in achieving welfare reform to read Martin Ford's book and consider the…
Racisms: From the Crusades to the 20th Century
"If we want to change something, a good start is to understand it." David Towell reviews Francisco Bethencourt's book…
Cities for a Small Continent
David Towell reviews this detailed study of seven cities that have experienced major decline, recovery and new…
Under the North Star
A review of Väinö Linna's Finnish trilogy and an exploration of the roots of the welfare state and the price earlier…
Pathfinders Review 2
David Towell reviews Pathfinders, the latest book by John O'Brien and Beth Mount published by Inclusion Press.
This book by John O'Brien and Beth Mount describes what we can learn from pathfinders with disabilities who have helped…
Liderando la Ciudad Inclusiva
Este importante libro de Robin Hambleton da un contexto integral para las propuestas en el folleto de David Towell,…
This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs The Climate
David Towell is shaken and stirred by this latest blockbuster from Naomi Klein.
Conflict Transformation Through School
Jeremy Cunningham's book offers a curriculum for sustainable peace. David Towell has written this review.
Leading the Inclusive City
In his book Robin Hambleton argues that imaginative place-based leadership can enable citizens to shape the urban…
Hope Against Hope
Review of Nadezhda Mandelstam's classic biography of her husband and description of Stalinist Russia.
Greek and Roman Political Ideas
Simon Duffy reviews Melissa Lane's book on political theory in the ancient world and its relevance to modern debates.
Leading from the Emerging Future
David Towell reviews a challenging book which sets out a red-green agenda to address contemporary economic, social…
The Need for Roots
A Review of Simone Weil's The Need for Roots, a book that offers a fresh perspective on the purpose and nature of the…
Hannah Arendt - The Last Interview
Simon Duffy reviews Hannah Arendt - The Last Interview - and reflects on its lessons for thinking about the welfare…
The Frugal Innovator
David Towell reviews a new book exploring how frugal innovators are finding radical solutions to pressing challenges…