John Gaventa

John Gaventa is a fellow and research director at the Institute of Development Studies in the UK.

  • Citizen-Led Innovation for a New Economy

    Edited by Alison Mathie and John Gaventa     October 2015

    This collection of eleven cases of citizens organizing for change in Canada and the United States gives form and substance to the ideal of a new economy based on fairness and environmental sustainability. These are stories of local citizens responding to the economically distorting effects of globalization, the environmental degradation brought about by industrial development and a deep concern about climate change. Grappling with complex problems in their local communities, they are forging innovation, prying open cracks in the system and seizing opportunities to redirect economic life.

    Learn More