Social Innovation as Political Transformation
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Social Innovation as Political Transformation

Thoughts for a Better World

Edited by Pieter Van den Broeck, Abid Mehmood, Angeliki Paidakaki and Constanza Parra

This book is an introduction to the works of a collective of academics on social innovation and socio-political transformation. It offers a critique of the dominance of market-based logics and extractivism in the age of neoliberalism. Calling for systemic change, the authors invite the reader to engage in the analysis and practice of socially innovative initiatives and, by doing so, contribute to the co-construction of a sustainable, solidarity-based and regenerative society.
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Chapter 4: COMBATING POVERTY AND LOCAL INTEGRATED AREA DEVELOPMENT

Pavlos-Marinos Delladetsimas

Abstract

The chapter reveals the key findings of a research programme focusing on the notion of Local Integrated Area Development that has been approached as a systematic attempt, placed within applied policy objectives to combating poverty in European localities. It refers to both local dynamics and the global realism expressed by the grassroots and the institutionalist economic approach (Moulaert et al., 1990; Moulaert, 1992). The meaning of integrated implies forms of cooperation and in combination with local resources structuring development agents and their respective actions. These forms are not necessarily restricted to local agents, assets and local movements, but instead as this work demonstrated, local development success stories are mostly embedded in a broader setting of cooperation (Moulaert et al., 1994).

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