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Civil Society

 

Social innovations that enrich society and enhance democratic participation

 

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.

 
Law Without Lawyers

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.

 

Lean In—Together

Gender pay equity is higher in countries where women's involvement in advocacy and organizing efforts is more robust.

 

Safety as a Civil Right

Lawless violence in the developing world is a plague that undermines efforts to end extreme poverty.

Reviewed By Connie Rice | 1 | Spring 2014
 

Going With the “Idea Flow”

An emerging "data-driven" science of human behavior promises to help us understand and solve social problems.

Reviewed By Amir Goldberg | Spring 2014