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Social innovations that enrich society and enhance democratic participation

 

Everyone_Leads:_Building_Leadership_ from_the_Community_Up_Paul_Schmitz

Everyone Leads: Building Leadership from the Community Up

By Paul Schmitz | Reviewed By Darell Hammond

Public Allies CEO Paul Schmitz makes a passionate argument that leadership is not reserved for the minority.

 
Xavier de Souza Briggs_The Neighborhood Project: Using Evolution to Improve My City, One Block at a Time_David Sloan Wilson_SSIR

The Neighborhood Project: Using Evolution to Improve My City, One Block at a Time

By David Sloan Wilson | Reviewed By Xavier de Souza Briggs

In his latest book, David Sloan Wilson argues that evolutionary theory should be used to illuminate and tackle urban problems.

 
THE FAIR SOCIETY:
The Science of Human
Nature and the Pursuit
of Social Justice
Peter Corning

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

By Peter Corning | Reviewed By Roberto De Vogli

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

 
JOIN THE CLUB:
How Peer Pressure
Can Transform the
World
Tina Rosenberg

Join the Club: How Peer Pressure Can Transform the World

By Tina Rosenberg | Reviewed By Peter Walker

Join the Club: How Peer Pressure Can Transform the World by Tina Rosenberg

 
AMERICAN GRACE:
How Religion Divides
and Unites Us
Robert D. Putnam & David
E. Campbell

American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us

By Robert D. Putnam & David E. Campbell | Reviewed By Rhys H. Williams

American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us by Robert D. Putnam & David E. Campbell

 
A PARADISE BUILT
IN HELL: The
Extraordinary
Communities That
Arise in Disaster
Rebecca Solnit

A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster

By Rebecca Solnit | Reviewed By Jonathan D. Greenberg

A PARADISE BUILT IN HELL: The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster by Rebecca Solnit

 
GOD’S ECONOMY:
Faith-Based
Initiatives and the
Caring State
Lew Daly

God's Economy: Faith-Based Initiatives and the Caring State

By Lew Daly | Reviewed By Robert Wineburg

GOD’S ECONOMY: Faith-Based Initiatives and the Caring State by Lew Daly

 
SMALL CHANGE:
Why Business Won’t
Save the World
Michael Edwards

Small Change: Why Business Won't Save the World

By Michael Edwards | Reviewed By Doug Bauer

SMALL CHANGE: Why Business Won't Save the World by Michael Edwards

 
THE SPIRIT LEVEL:
Why Greater Equality
Makes Societies
Stronger
Richard Wilkinson
& Kate Pickett

The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger

By Richard Wilkinson & Kate Pickett | Reviewed By David B. Grusky

THE SPIRIT LEVEL: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger by Richard Wilkinson & Kate Pickett

 
HALF THE SKY:
Turning Oppression
into Opportunity for
Women Worldwide
Sheryl WuDunn &
Nicholas D. Kristof

Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide

By Sheryl WuDunn & Nicholas Kristof | Reviewed By Kavita Nandini Ramdas

Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Sheryl WuDunn and Nicholas Kristof