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


Human Rights


Innovative policies and programs that advance the rights of people and communities

The Science of Human
Nature and the Pursuit
of Social Justice
Peter Corning

Just Instincts

The Fair Society: The Science of Human Nature and the Pursuit of Social Justice by Peter Corning

Reviewed By Roberto De Vogli | Summer 2011

Under One Roof

One-stop centers offer a safer future for victims of domestic violence.

By Suzie Boss | 1 | Spring 2011

Positive Distraction Workforce

Habitat International has grown its bottom line using a largely disabled workforce.

By Meredith May | Spring 2011

Collective Impact

Large-scale social change requires broad cross-sector coordination, not the isolated intervention of individual organizations.

By John Kania & Mark Kramer | 97 | Winter 2011

The Power of Many

The Tahirih Justice Center multiplies its impact by creatively using pro bono attorneys.

By Layli Miller-Muro | Winter 2011

Stopping Child Porn

Computer imaging technology gets put to work to fight child porn fast—five-millisecond-fast.

By Suzie Boss | Winter 2011

Bring Polluters Back In

Research reveals why low-income minority neighborhoods are often the site of the worst environmental polluters.

By Jessica Ruvinsky | Winter 2011

Drowning Out Hate

The website Not In Our Town is combating prejudice by broadcasting anti-hate stories and campaigns.

By Suzie Boss | 4 | Fall 2010

Long Suffering Falls Short

Guilt might move people not to relieve suffering, but to exacerbate it by rationalizing that the victims somehow deserve their plight.

By Alana Conner | Spring 2010

In Their Own Words

A social media campaign aims to increase awareness of areas that reduce health risks for domestic workers and employers alike.

By Suzie Boss | Fall 2009