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Civil Society

 

Social innovations that enrich society and enhance democratic participation

 

Time for the Plural Sector

To create a healthy society the plural sector needs to take its rightful place alongside the private and public sectors.

 
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Getting Creative About Corruption

A group in Lebanon deploys a wide range of methods—from mobile apps to street theater—to thwart bribe-taking by officials.

 

Going Off-Script

Spontaneous protest activity—a vital part of many social movements—can arise from a variety of conditions

 

A New Vision for Elder Care

Can the emergence of a “Caring Majority” help meet the needs of an aging US population?

Reviewed By Meika Loe | Summer 2015
 

Compassionate Careers: Making a Living by Making a Difference

Compassionate Careers explores a number of career paths that provide opportunities for service-focused passions to unite and empower a new movement.

 

How Culture Shapes the Climate Change Debate

How Culture Shapes the Climate Change Debate focuses on the nuances of America's social psychology and cultural beliefs - and how those contexts shape the politics and readings of climate science.

By Andrew J. Hoffman | Apr. 6, 2015
 
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Cheap and Clean

Cheap and Clean explores how, more than anything else, beliefs about the costs and environmental harms associated with certain fuels drive opinions about energy and climate change policy.

 

Brands as Targets

Companies with a high profile are more likely to become the focus of anti-sweatshop protests.

 

The Strong Effect of Weak Ties

Social connections help drive protest mobilization—as long as those connections aren't too close.

 

In Aid of Conflict?

International food assistance can lead to a spike in the occurrence of armed conflict within a country.