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Beyond Technology: Creating a Collaborative Innovation Platform in India

Reflecting on the theme of Design Public III, I had earlier blogged about the significance of civil society participation to promote an inclusive innovation culture in India. Many participants of the conclave emphasized the need for a more democratic approach … Continue reading

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The Decline of Social Capital

Since the 1960s and 1970s, Robert Putnam, a professor at Harvard University, has observed the decline in what he calls ‘Social Capital’: features of social organization, networks, norms, and trust, that increase the ability of people in a society to … Continue reading

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How Shall We Understand the Public Interest?

By Aditya Dev Sood At the Design Public Conclave, we are concerned to explore how Innovation serves or is related to the Public Interest. In order to address that large question, however, we must first consider what we might mean … Continue reading

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