Thoughts for a Better World
Edited by Pieter Van den Broeck, Abid Mehmood, Angeliki Paidakaki and Constanza Parra
Chapter 14: SOCIAL INNOVATION AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: A PERSONAL REFLECTION
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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