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Civil Society

 

Social innovations that enrich society and enhance democratic participation

 

Social Work as a Social Wedge

In China, a new kind of NGO has started to embed the values of civil society in its provision of social services.

 
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From Petitions to Decisions

After Change.org placed petitions at the center of its platform, the size of its membership soared. But operating a high-volume petition site isn’t enough for its leaders. Includes magazine extras.

 
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Equal Effort

Behind the recent advance of gay marriage rights lies a decade of careful planning and diligent collaboration. Includes magazine extras.

 

Putting Bullies in Their Place

A Web-based initiative uses analysis of social media chatter to locate hotspots of antisocial behavior.

 

Big Box Protests Can Be a Big Deal

Community activists have a lot of potential influence on whether large retailers enter a local market.

 

Deepening Community: Finding Joy Together in Chaotic Times

Deepening Community explores four aspects of creating a meaningful community in a modern world.

By Paul Born | 3 | May. 1, 2014
 

The Color Bind: Talking (and Not Talking) About Race at Work

The Color Bind explores how color blindness and "color cognizance" can influence professional interactions.

 
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Law Without Lawyers

Timap for Justice trains ordinary citizens to provide legal assistance in a country—Sierra Leone—where legal professionals are scarce.

 

Visualizing Citizenship

Supplements to the article “Citizen Chronicles.”

By SSIR Editors | Feb. 19, 2014
 

Citizen Chronicles

A program in Alberta, Canada, showcases the way that people with disabilities contribute actively to their communities. Includes magazine extras.