A Short Introductory Bibliography on Unbounded Organization


Howard Richards – TRANSCEND Media Service

Anderson, G. (2022) Concepts of Unbounded Organizing

Andersson, G (2018): Unbounded Governance: A Study of Popular Development Organization Amazon Books

Andersson, G., & Richards, H. (2012). Bounded and unbounded organisation. Africanus, 42(1), pages 98–119

Andersson, G., & Richards, H. (2015). Unbounded Organizing in Community.  Lake Oswego OR . Dignity Press.   This is a practical step by step guide to doing unbounded organizing in community development

Gavin Andersson, Raff Carmen, Ivan Labra and Howard Richards (2018). Organisation Workshop. Beyond the Workplace: Large Groups, Activity and the Shared Object. Mind, Culture and Activity.  Volume 25. Pages 86-90

Richards, H. (2019). Moral (and ethical) realism. Journal of Critical Realism, Volume 18,  pages 285–302. https://doi.org/10.1080/14767430.2019.1618623

Richards, H, (2013). Unbounded organisation and the future of socialism. Education as Change 17. 229-242

Richards, H. (2021). The Theory of Small Wins. Live Encounters Magazine. https://liveencounters.net/2021-le-mag/10-october-2021

Richards, H., & Andersson, G. with the assistance of Malose Langa,  Foreword by Evelin Lindner.   (2022). Economic theory and community development. Lake Oswego OR. Dignity Press

Sewchurran, Kosheek, Plumbing the Depths of Leadership.  Cape Town:  Artistry in Everydayness, 2022



Organising for Good: The Story of Westonaria´s Transformation

Gavin Andersson on Development Methods, 26th April 2013

 “Unbounded Organization” – Gavin Andersson on the Origins of the Concept, 30th May 2013






Prof. Howard Richards is a member of the TRANSCEND Network for Peace Development Environment. He is a philosopher of social science and Research Professor of Philosophy at Earlham College, Richmond, Indiana, USA. He was educated at Redlands High School in California, Yale, Stanford, University of California at Santa Barbara, University of Toronto, Harvard and Oxford. He currently teaches in the University of Cape Town`s EMBA programme. His books include: The Evaluation of Cultural Action, a study of an application of Paulo Freire´s pedagogical philosophy in rural Chile (London Macmillan 1985); Letters from Quebec; Understanding the Global Economy; The Dilemmas of Social Democracies; Gandhi and the Future of Economics; Rethinking Thinking; Unbounded Organizing in Community; and The Nurturing of Time Future. His new book, written with the assistance of Gavin Andersson, Economic Theory and Community Development: Why Putting Community First Is Essential for Survival, is now available from the publisher, Dignity Press, and from Amazon and other major booksellers, as a print book and as an eBook. howardri@earlham.edu


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