This essay on “Service and the Human Enterprise” is a rather sweeping overview of human biological evolution and cultural elaboration, with some thoughts on the challenges these present to our species in living sustainably with the natural environment and with other humans, followed by comments on the potential role of service in addressing these challenges. These are big issues, necessarily oversimplified here. My purpose in writing this essay is to provide a broad context and set a direction for the research and information work of the Global Service Institute.
Project: Civic Engagement and Service
Sherraden, M. (2001, September). Service and the human enterprise (CSD Perspective No. 01-19). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.