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 14: SOCIAL INNOVATION AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: A PERSONAL REFLECTION

Diana MacCallum

Abstract

In this personal reflection, Diana MacCallum responds to a criticism often heard about the discourse of social innovation – that the term is empty, so general as to be unhelpful and easily appropriated to the cause of individualistic capitalism. She explains why and how social innovation can, rather, provide conceptual guidance for progressive forms of community development, and considers some of the ways in which social innovation is enacted in daily resistance to socially exclusive forces of neoliberal governance.

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