Stanford Social Innovation Review : Informing and inspiring leaders of social change


Civil Society


Social innovations that enrich society and enhance democratic participation


Mobilizing the Masses

The Liberty Hill Foundation concentrates on helping community activists create lasting change in Los Angeles.


Contagious Health

A community-based program in rural Kentucky uses face-to-face social networks to promote wellness.


What Makes People Mobilize?

Protest movements don't emerge merely because people have something to protest. Many other factors come into play.


Incentivizing Donor Registration

Does granting people priority for organ allocation affect their willingness to become organ donors?


Elusive Effectiveness

A look at how to examine the effectiveness of community advocacy and representation.


Innovating Modern Democracy, in Brazil and Globally

The OGP partnership with Brazil represents a global challenge for government and civil society stakeholders to advance the concept of 21st-century democracy.


Advocacy from the Inside: The Role of Civil Society

What does it mean for civil society to have a seat—and an equal voice—at OGP’s table?


Tanzania’s Transparency Agenda

Matthias Chikawe, Justice Minister of Tanzania, and Rakesh Rajani, a Tanzanian civil society leader, discuss the potential impacts of OGP in Tanzania.


When Life Imitates the Internet

Networks, equal access, and read-write products are no longer just core design elements of the Internet; we are making them real.

Reviewed By Lucy Bernholz | Winter 2013

Spreading Protest Tactics

More collaboration among activist groups leads to a broader repertoire of tactics.