Collective Action, Social Learning and Transdisciplinary Research
Edited by Frank Moulaert, Diana MacCallum, Abid Mehmood and Abdelillah Hamdouch
The contributors provide an overview of theoretical perspectives, methodologies and instructive experiences from all continents, as well as implications for collective action and policy. They argue strongly for social innovation as a key to human development. The Handbook defines social innovation as innovation in social relations within both micro and macro spheres, with the purpose of satisfying unmet or new human needs across different layers of society. It connects social innovation to empowerment dynamics, thus giving a political character to social movements and bottom-up governance initiatives. Together these should lay the foundations for a fairer, more democratic society for all.
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- General introduction: the return of social innovation as a scientific concept and a social practice
- Introduction: social innovation at the crossroads between science, economy and society
- Chapter 1: Social innovation: intuition, precept, concept, theory and practice
- Chapter 2: Social innovation in governance and public management systems: toward a new paradigm?
- Chapter 3: Social innovation, social economy and social enterprise: what can the European debate tell us?
- Chapter 4: Social innovation in an unsustainable world
- Chapter 5: Social innovation through arts and creativity
- Chapter 6: Microcredit as a social innovation
- Chapter 7: Social innovation for People-Centred Development
- Introduction: social innovation – an idea longing for theory
- Chapter 8: Social innovation research: a new stage in innovation analysis?
- Chapter 9: Social innovation: a territorial process
- Chapter 10: Social sustainability: a competing concept to social innovation?
- Chapter 11: Theorizing multi-level governance in social innovation dynamics
- Chapter 12: Towards a Deleuzean-inspired methodology for social innovation research and practice
- Introduction: social innovation experience and action as a lead for research
- Chapter 13: Just another roll of the dice: a socially creative initiative to assure Roma housing in North Western Italy
- Chapter 14: From ‘book container’ to community centre
- Chapter 15: Venturing off the beaten path: social innovation and settlement upgrading in Voi, Kenya
- Chapter 16: Knowledge building and organizational behavior: the Mondragón case from a social innovation perspective
- Chapter 17: Going beyond physical urban planning interventions: fostering social innovation through urban renewal in Brugse Poort, Ghent
- Chapter 18: Social innovation through the arts in rural areas: the case of Montemor-o-Novo
- Introduction: ‘reality’ as a guide for SI research methods?
- Chapter 19: A transversal reading of social innovation in European cities
- Chapter 20: Qualitative approaches for the study of socially innovative initiatives
- Chapter 21: Research strategies for assets and strengths based community development
- Chapter 22: Technological incubators of solidarity economy initiatives: a methodology for promoting social innovation in Brazil
- Chapter 23: Partnership-based research: coproduction of knowledge and contribution to social innovation
- Chapter 24: Social innovation in public elder care: the role of action research
- Chapter 25: Reflections on the form and content of Participatory Action Research and implications for social innovation research
- Introduction: the institutional space for social innovation
- Chapter 26: Learning from case studies of social innovation in the field of social services: creatively balancing top-down universalism with bottom-up democracy
- Chapter 27: The social and solidarity-based economy as a new field of public action: a policy and method for promoting social innovation
- Chapter 28: The Québec Model: a social innovation system founded on cooperation and consensus building
- Chapter 29: The linkages between popular education and solidarity economy in Brazil: an historical perspective
- Chapter 30: Local associations in Chile: social innovation in a mature neoliberal society
- Chapter 31: Gender and social innovation: the role of EU policies
- Introduction: the pillars of social innovation research and practice
- Chapter 32: Innovative forms of knowledge production: transdisciplinarity and knowledge alliances
- Chapter 33: Holistic research methodology and pragmatic collective action
- Chapter 34: Social innovation for community economies: how action research creates ‘other worlds’
- Chapter 35: Framing social innovation research: a sociology of knowledge perspective
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