Below you will find a selection of the much longer list of books, papers, articles and blogs I consulted during the process of writing this book. This list is necessarily incomplete and I am sure I have overlooked important contributions or didn’t refer to them here as I should have. Apologies.

ACT Alliance: Shrinking political space of Civil Society Action. 2011

Austin, James E.; Ebrahim, Alnoor: Civil Society – Business Relations. Springer, New York. 2010

Bell, Peter D.: The Role of Global NGOs in World Politics: The Case of Relief and Development Organizations. University of Ottawa, Ottawa. January 7th, 2010

Bello, Walden: Civil Society, the World Social Forum, and the Crisis of the Globalist Project – A Commentary. Routledge, London. Journal of Civil Society, Vol. 4, No. 1, 61-69. June 2008

Berlin Civil Society Center: Discussion Paper: Key Parameters for the Post 2015 Sustainable Development Agenda. BCSC, Berlin. October 22nd, 2012

Berlin Civil Society Center: Global Futures. Berlin. 2012

Berlin Civil Society Center, Global Governance Project: Taking a Strategic Approach to Governance Reform in International Civil Society Organisations (ICSOs) – A Proposal for Global Boards and CEOs on how to Conduct Future Governance Reform in their Organisations. Berlin. 2012;

Bierkart , Kees; Fowler, Alan: Civic Driven Change – A concise guide to the basics. Institute of Social Studies, The Hague. April 2009

Bradach, Jeffrey L.; Stone, Nan; Tierney, Thomas J.: Delivering on the Promise of Nonprofits. Harvard Business Review, Cambridge. December 2008;

Brown, David L.: Creating Credibility – Legitimacy and Accountability for Transnational Civil Society. Kumarian Press, Sterling, VA. 2008

Brown, Lester R.: Plan B 4.0 – Mobilizing to save Civilization. W.W. Norton & Company, New York. 2009

Bulloch, Gib; Jurgens, Chris; Lacy, Peter: Converge Economy: Rethinking International Development in a Converging World. Accenture. 2011

Caldwell, Ken: 10 Ways not to build a Global NGO. Caldwell Consulting, Woodstock. September 2011

Cathy Shutt. Changing the world by changing ourselves: Reflections from a Bunch of BINGOs. Institute of Development Studies, Brighton. September 2009

CIVICUS: An open letter to our fellow activists across the globe: building from below and beyond borders. Posted on August 6, 2014;

Collins, Jim: Good to Great. Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don’t. HarperCollins, New York. 2001

Collins, Jim: Good to Great and the Social Sectors. A Monograph to Accompany Good to Great. Jim Collins 2005

Copps, John; Vernon, Belinda: The little blue book – NPC’s guide to analyzing charities, for charities and funders. New Philanthropy Capital, London. February 2010

Crowley, James & Ryan, Morgana: Building a Better International NGO. Greater than the “Sum of the Parts”? Kumarian Press, Boulder & London. 2013

Davies Dr., Thomas Richard: The Rise and Fall of Transnational Civil Society. St. Antony’s College, Oxford. December 18th, 2006

Delucchi, Mark A. & Jacobson, Mark Z.: A Plan to Power 100 Percent of the Planet with Renewables. October 26th, 2009;

Diamond, Jared: Collapse – How Society Choose to Fail or Succeed. Penguin Books, New York. 2005

2012 Edelman Trust Barometer, Executive Summary;

Edwards, Michael: Just another Emperor? – The Myths and Realities of Philanthrocapitalism. Demos, London. 2008

Eisner, David; Grimm, Robert T.; Maynard, Shannon; Washburn, Susanna. The new volunteer workforce. Stanford Social Innovation Review, Stanford CA. Winter 2009

Emmott, Stephen: 10 Billion. Penguin Books, London. 2013

Environmental Justice Forum: No Place like Home – Where next for Climate Refugees? London.2009

Erwin, Douglas H.: Extinction – How Life on Earth nearly died 250 Million Years ago. Princeton University Press, Princeton. 2006

Etherington, Stuart: The Future of Civil Society. Cass Business School, London. March 7th, 2007

Evans, Alex: 2020 development futures. ActionAid International, Johannesburg. December 2010

Feinstein International Center: Humanitarian Horizons: A Practitioners’ Guide to the future. Tufts University, Medford. January 2010

Florini, Ann M. (ed.): The Third Force – The Rise of Transnational Civil Society. Japan Center for International Exchange, Tokyo & Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Washington, DC. 2000

Foster, William & Fine, Gail. How Nonprofits Get Really Big. Stanford Social Innovation Review. Spring 2007

Fowler, Alan & Miller, Simon: Opening The Gate: Increasing the Public Value of (Inter)National NGOs. World Vision, Federal Way, USA. April 2012

Friedman, Thomas: The World is Flat – A Brief History of the Globalized World in the 21st Century. Penguin Group, New York. 2005

Fries, Tom; Walkenhorst, Peter; foreword by Eliasson, Jan: Sharing Global Governance: The role of Civil Society Organizations. Bertelsmann Stiftung, Gütersloh. December 2011

Peterson, Kyle; Adeep, Mahmud & Weissburg, Rebecca: Ahead of the Curve. Insights for the International NGO of the Future. FSG. 2013

Gaventa, John; Mayo, Marjorie: Spanning Citizenship Spaces Through Transnational Coalitions: The Case of the Global Campaign for Education. Institute of Development Studies, Brighton. June 2009

German Advisory Council on Global Change, Climate Protection as a World Citizen Movement. Berlin 2014;

German Advisory Council on Global Change, World in Transition – A Social Contract for Sustainability. Berlin 2011;

Gilding, Paul & Randers, Jorgen: The One Degree War Plan. 2010;

Gilding, Paul: The Great Disruption – How the Climate Crisis will Transform the Global Economy. Bloomsbury, London. 2011

Glasius, Marlies. Does the Involvement of Global Civil Society Make International Decision-Making More Democratic? The Case of the International Criminal Court. In: Journal of Civil Society, Vol. 4 No. 1, p. 43-60. Routledge, London. June 2008

Glasius, Marlies: Dissecting Global Civil Society – Values, Actors, Organisational Forms. University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam. 2010

Glenzer Dr., Kent: What if we’re not Nongovernmental Organizations (NGOs)? The Opportunities Ahead for International Development NGOs. Development Outreach Magazine, World Bank Institute, Washington D.C. December 2010

Global Climate Action: Facilitating an International Agreement on Climate Change: Adaption to Climate Change. Global Leadership for Climate Action, Washington D.C. June 2009

Gnärig, Burkhard: The Future of CSOs. Berlin Civil Society Center, Berlin. January 19th, 2011

Gnärig, Burkhard: Making the World a Better Place for All Children. Active Philanthropy, Berlin. 2010

Gnärig, Burkhard: Entwicklung verursacht Armut. In: DED-Brief, 3/4, Dezember 1989

Goff, Clare: Social Enterprise: The steady rise of the ‘citizen sector’. Financial Times, London. March 1st, 2006

Green, Duncan: From Poverty to Power – How Active Citizens and Effective States Can Change the World. Practical Action Publishing, Bourton on Dunsmore. 2nd edition, 2012

Grossman, Allen S. & Childress, Stacey: Note on the Nonprofit Coherence Framework. Harvard Business School, Cambridge. August 27th, 2008

Grossman, Allen S. & Kaplan, Robert S.: The Emerging Capital Markets for Nonprofits. Harvard Business Review, Cambridge. 2010

Great Transition Initiative: Civil Society Organizations: Time for Systematic Strategies. Tellus Institute, Boston. October 2011

Hallam, Tony. Catastrophes and Lesser Calamities – The Causes of Mass Extinction. Oxford University Press Inc., New York. 2005

Hammer, Michael; Rooney, Charlotte; Warren, Shana: Addressing Accountability in NGO Advocacy. One World Trust, London.
March 2010

Hansen, Cynthia. One or many centres; organizational centralization and decentralization in international NGOs. December 2009

Haszczyn, Don: The Challenges facing a donor country federation in an international NGO – the case of Habitat for Humanity. HFH Mission Focus Document. 2005

Heath, Chip & Dan: Switch. How Things Can Change when Change is Hard. Random House, London. 2011

Huggett, John; Smith Milway, Katie; Kramer, Kirk: Increasing Effectiveness in Global NGO Networks. The Bridgespan Group. 2009

Huyse, Huib; Vaes, Sarah: Development Cooperation in 2020? HIVA – KU Leuven, Leuven.2012

Inquiry commission. Futures for civil society (Summary). Carnegie UK Trust, London. October 2007

International Civil Society Centre: Riding the wave…rather than being swept away – A Proposal for Boards and CEOs How to Prepare their Organisations for Disruptive Change. Berlin. 2013;

International Civil Society Centre (author: Ken Caldwell): Diversify, Adapt and Innovate – Changing ICSO Business Models. Berlin. 2014;

International Civil Society Centre (authors: Philipp Pattberg, Oscar Widerberg): Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships – Building Blocks for Success. Berlin. 2014;

Jackson, Tim: Prosperity without Growth – Economics for a Finite Planet. Earthscan, Abingdon. 2009

Khan, Irene with Petrasek, David: The Unheard Truth. Poverty and Human Rights. Norton & Company, New York, London, 2009

Khanna, Paragh: The Second World – How emerging Powers are Redefining Global Competition in the 21st Century. Random House, New York. 2008

Klein, Naomi. The Shock Doctrine. Penguin Group, New York. 2008

Klingholz, Reiner: Sklaven des Wachstums. Die Geschichte einer Befreiung. Campus Verlag, Frankfurt/New York. 2014

Klingholz, Reiner & Töpfer, Klaus: The Growth Trilemma. Population Growth, Energy Consumption and Climate Change – Three Problems, No Solution? Berlin Institute for Population and Development 2012

Kunzig, Robert; Broecker, Wallace: Fixing Climate. The Story of Climate Science and how to Stop Global Warming. Profile Books, London. 2009

Kylander, Nathalie & Stone, Christopher: The Role of Brand in the Nonprofit Sector. In: Stanford Social Innovation Review, Spring 2012;

Leggewie, Claus; Welzer, Harald: Das Ende der Welt, wie wir sie kannten. Fischer Taschenbuch Verlag, Frankfurt am Main. 2011

Leipold, Gerd: “Simple but by no means easy” – Notes on ECF Strategy. European Climate Forum. 2011

Letts, Christine W.; Ryan, William P.; Grossman, Allen: High Performance Nonprofit Organizations. Managing Upstream for Greater Impact. John Wiley & Sons, New York. 1999

Lindenberg, Marc and Bryant, Coralie: Going Global – Transforming aid- and Development NGOs. Kumarian Press, Bloomfield CT. 2001

Lindenberg, Marc; Dobel, J. Patrick: Challenges of Globalization for Northern International Relief and Development Organizations. University of Washington. 1998

Lister, Sarah. NGO Legitimacy: Technical Issue or Social Construct? SAGE Publications, Thousand Oaks. 2003

Löfgren, Mikael & Hakan, Thörn (ed.): Global Civil Society: More or Less Democracy. Development Dialogue No. 49, November 2007

Meadows, Donella, H; Meadows, Dennis L.; Jorgen Randers: The Limits to Growth. Universe Books, New York. 1972

McKinsey & Company. Learning for social impact – What foundations can do. McKinsey, London. March 2010

McLeod Grant, Heather; Crutchfield, Leslie R.: Creating High-Impact Nonprofits. Stanford University, Stanford. 2007

Melamet, Claire; Sumner, Andy: A Post-2015 Global Development Agreement: why what who? ODI/UNDP, London. 2011

Miller-Dawkins, May: 9 Ways to Change the World. Theories of change for engaging people on global issues. Corelab, 2014

Naberhaus, Michael et al.: Effective change strategies for the Great Transition: Five leverage points for Civil Society Organisations. Smart CSOs. March 2011

National Intelligence Council: Global Scenarios to 2050. National Intelligence Council, Washington D.C. 2011

Okumu, Paul: Democracy, AID and Disenabling Environment: Motivation and Impact of Disenabling Environment on Development work in Africa. ACPPP, Nairobi. 2011

Prognos AG / Öko-Institut / Ziesing Dr., Hans Joachim: Modell Deutschland – Klimaschutz bis 2050 – Vom Ziel her denken. WWF. October 2009

Raworth, Kate: A Safe and Just Space for Humanity – Can we live within the doughnut? Oxfam Discussion Paper 2012;

Raymond Ph.D., Susan: The Coming Paradigm Shift in Philanthropy: It’s not about the money. September 5th, 2008

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The Economist: Free exchange – The geography of poverty. London. September 1st, 2012

The Economist: It doesn’t take a village – The perverse effects of local aid. London. November 17th, 2012

The Hauser Center: Adaption and Change in Six globalizing NGOs: Drivers, Tensions and Lessons. Harvard University, Cambridge. March 2010

The Hauser Center: The Role of Brand in the Nonprofit Sector. Harvard University, Cambridge. February 2012

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