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


Civil Society


Social innovations that enrich society and enhance democratic participation


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

The Power of Being Seen

People are more apt to behave in socially responsible ways when they think that others might take notice.


Beyond Diplomacy

Civil society organizations are dramatically changing how countries bring an end to violent political conflict.


A Sporting Chance

In troubled spots around the world, Right to Play shows how fun and games can be a serious tool for development.


Bridging the Generations

Older people and foster families are forming mutually supportive communities, with help from a group called Generations of Hope.


Markets Versus Morals

In a market context, people are apt to betray their own beliefs about right and wrong.


Divided Minds, Divided Cultures

To address social conflicts, we must learn to balance "independent" and "interdependent" selves, two cultural psychologists argue.

Reviewed By Joan Miller | Fall 2013

Designing the Digital City

Internet technology can help us to connect, globally and otherwise, but only if we structure it well.

Reviewed By Lucy Bernholz | Fall 2013