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Social innovations that enrich society and enhance democratic participation

 

The Locust Effect: Why the End of Poverty Requires the End of Violence

By Gary A. Haugen & Victor Boutros | Reviewed By Connie Rice

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

 

Social Physics: How Good Ideas Spread—The Lessons From a New Science

By Alex Pentland | Reviewed By Amir Goldberg

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

 
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Clash!

By Hazel Rose Markus and Alana Conner | Reviewed By Joan Miller

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

 
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Rewire

By Ethan Zuckerman | Reviewed By Lucy Bernholz

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

 
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However Long the Night: Molly Melching's Journey to Help Millions of African Women and Girls Triumph

By Aimee Molloy | Reviewed By Rajasvini Bhansali

The saga of Molly Melching and Tostan, her Africa-based organization, illustrates the power of community-led change.

 

Future Perfect: The Case for Progress in a Networked Age

By Steve Berlin Johnson | Reviewed By Lucy Bernholz

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

 
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Uprising: How to Build a Brand—and Change the World—by Sparking Cultural Movements

By Scott Goodson | Reviewed By Peter Manzo

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

 
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What Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets

By Michael J. Sandel | Reviewed By Rob Reich

Michael Sandel's latest book takes up the question: What are the moral limits of the marketplace?

 
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Revolution 2.0: The Power of the People Is Greater Than the People in Power, A Memoir

By Wael Ghonim | Reviewed By Micah Sifry

A riveting memoir by Egyptian revolutionary—and Google marketing executive—Wael Ghonim.

 
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What Money Can't Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets

By Michael J. Sandel | Reviewed By Rob Reich

In his new book, Harvard political philosopher Michael Sandel asks what, if any, are the moral limits of the marketplace.

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