2. Saul Alinsky and the Industrial Areas Foundation
3. An Organizing Worldview
4. Tools of the Trade
5. New Networks Innovate
6. Organizing and Electoral Politics
7. Alternative Approaches
8. What’s Next?
Susan A. Ostrander, Tufts University
Community Organizing is actually three books in one: a scholarly analysis of the key components of successful movements for social change, drawing on the most important thinkers and theories from the past and present; a compendium of contemporary case studies of grassroots organizing efforts on a wide range of issues; and a “how to” manual for activists who want to apply these lessons in the real world. Walls’ book is accessible, well-written, and up-to-date. People who teach and practice community organizing will want this book on their shelves.
Peter Dreier, Occidental College