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View Resource UNESCO MOST Clearing House

The MOST Clearing House site, provided by UNESCO's Management of Social Transformations Programme, promotes international comparative social science research. "The overall long-term objective of MOST is to establish sustainable links between the scientific and policy communities and to emphasize the relevance of social science research for policy-formulation." The site offers up-to-date...

http://www.unesco.org/new/en/social-and-human-sciences/theme...
View Resource The Economic and Social Impacts of Electronic Commerce: Preliminary Findings and Research Agenda

Electronic Commerce has been in existence for little more than three years, but due to its enormous capacity to affect "economic activities and social environments," it has already had a huge impact on retail, finance, and communications, representing 30 percent of GDP. This 156-page report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development examines the past and potential impact that...

https://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/science-and-technology/economi...
View Resource Humanity Development Library 2.0

The mission of the Humanity Development Library is to make practical information from many sources available at the lowest possible cost to the user. Originally created as a set of CD-ROMs and now on the Web, the library provides a gateway to the publications of a whole host of international human development and educational organizations, from the Asian Cultural Centre for UNESCO (ACCU) to the...

http://humaninfo.org/
View Resource New Zealand Digital Library: Humanity Development Library 2.0

The mission of the Humanity Development Library is to make practical information from many sources available at the lowest possible cost to the user. Originally created as a set of CD-ROMs and now on the Web, the library provides a gateway to the publications of a whole host of international human development and educational organizations, from the Asian Cultural Centre for UNESCO (ACCU) to the...

http://www.nzdl.org/cgi-bin/library.cgi?a=p&p=about&c=hdl
View Resource MIT Media Lab

The idea for the MIT Media Lab came out of work at the school's Architecture Machine group, and it formally opened the doors of its new building designed by I.M. Pei in 1985. In the Media Lab's first decade of operation, they worked on electronic music projects, holography, and cognition. Since then they have researched wireless communications, new forms of artistic expression, and so on....

https://www.media.mit.edu/
View Resource Institute of International Social Development

The Institute of International Social Development (IISD) encourages "holistic development and empowerment of disadvantaged communities and societies and improving the quality of life all around." There are several welfare projects the organization runs, in India and Switzerland, as well as training for their programs, in New York. The "Programs" tab near the top of any page, allows visitors to...

http://www.iisd-ngo.org/
View Resource Our unhealthy obsession with choice

The idea of choice has been elevated to an ideal of nearly religious dimensions in the United States and other Western democracies. But is there a dark side to the ideology of choice? Renata Salecl, the Slovenian philosopher and social critic, thinks there is. In this talk, Salecl draws from fields as diverse as sociology and psychoanalysis to problematize the unexamined promotion of choice. In...

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https://www.ted.com/talks/renata_salecl_our_unhealthy_obsess...