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Civil Society

 

Social innovations that enrich society and enhance democratic participation

 
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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.

 
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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.

 
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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.

 

Tragedy of the Common Car

Zipcar members may share cars, but they don't feel a sense of community.

 
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Follow the Money

MapLight, a nonprofit that crunches data to determine the influence of money in politics, aims to make government more accountable.

 
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Branding Social Change?

Can "movement marketing"—a means for companies to connect with consumers through social media—really lead to positive social change?

Reviewed By Peter Manzo | Fall 2012