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The International Handbook on Social Innovation


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Contents: General Introduction: The Return of Social Innovation as a Scientific Concept and a Social Practice Frank Moulaert, Diana MacCallum, Abid Mehmood and Abdelillah Hamdouch PART I: SOCIAL INNOVATION: FROM CONCEPT TO THEORY AND PRACTICE Introduction: Social Innovation at the Crossroads between Science, Economy and Society Juan-Luis Klein 1. Social Innovation: Intuition, Precept, Concept, Theory and Practice Frank Moulaert, Diana MacCallum and Jean Hillier 2. Social Innovation in Governance and Public Management Systems: Toward a New Paradigm? Benoit Levesque 3. Social Innovation, Social Economy and Social Enterprise: What Can the European Debate Tell Us? Jacques Defourny and Marthe Nyssens 4. Social Innovation in an Unsustainable World Abid Mehmood and Constanza Parra 5. Social Innovation through Arts and Creativity Diane-Gabrielle Tremblay and Thomas Pilati 6. Microcredit as a Social Innovation Arvind Ashta, Karl Dayson, Rajat Gera, Samanthala Hettihewa, N.V. Krishna and Christopher Wright 7. Social Innovation for People-Centred Development Lars Hulgard and P.K. Shajahan PART II: SOCIAL INNOVATION THEORY: ITS ROLE IN KNOWLEDGE BUILDING Introduction: Social Innovation - An Idea Longing for Theory Stijn Oosterlynck 8. Social Innovation Research: A New Stage in Innovation Analysis? Bob Jessop, Frank Moulaert, Lars Hulgard and Abdelillah Hamdouch 9. Social Innovation: A Territorial Process Barbara Van Dyck and Pieter Van den Broeck 10. Social Sustainability: A Competing Concept to Social Innovation? Constanza Parra 11. Theorizing Multi-level Governance in Social Innovation Dynamics Marc Pradel Miquel, Marisol Garcia Cabeza and Santiago Eizaguirre Anglada 12. Towards a Deleuzean-inspired Methodology for Social Innovation Research and Practice Jean Hillier PART III: INSTRUCTIVE CASE STUDIES IN SOCIAL INNOVATION ANALYSIS Introduction: Social Innovation Experience and Action as a Lead for Research Stuart Cameron 13. Just Another Roll of the Dice: A Socially Creative Initiative to Assure Roma Housing in North Western Italy Tommaso Vitale and Andrea Membretti 14. From `Book Container' to Community Centre John Andersen, Kristian Delica and Martin Severin Frandsen 15. Venturing Off the Beaten Path: Social Innovation and Settlement Upgrading in Voi, Kenya Emmanuel Midheme 16. Knowledge Building and Organizational Behavior: The Mondragon Case from a Social Innovation Perspective Igor Calzada 17. Going Beyond Physical Urban Planning Interventions: Fostering Social Innovation through Urban Renewal in Brugse Poort, Ghent Stijn Oosterlynck and Pascal Debruyne 18. Social Innovation through the Arts in Rural Areas: The Case of Montemor-o-Novo Isabel Andre, Alexandre Abreu and Andre Carmo PART IV: SOCIAL INNOVATION ANALYSIS: METHODOLOGIES Introduction: `Reality' as a Guide for SI Research Methods? Abdelillah Hamdouch 19. A Transversal Reading of Social Innovation in European Cities Serena Vicari Haddock and Chiara Tornaghi 20. Qualitative Approaches for the Study of Socially Innovation Initiatives Haris Konstantatos, Dimitra Siatitsa, Dina Vaiou 21. Research Strategies for Assets and Strengths Based Community Development Nola Kunnen, Diana MacCallum and Susan Young 22. Technological Incubators of Solidarity Economy Initiatives: A Methodology for Promoting Social Innovation in Brazil Ana Dubeux 23. Partnership-based Research: Coproduction of Knowledge and Contribution to Social Innovation Jean-Marc Fontan, Denis Harrisson and Juan-Luis Klein 24. Social Innovation in Public Elder Care: The Role of Action Research John Andersen and Annette Bilfeldt 25. Reflections on the Form and Content of Participatory Action Research and Implications for Social Innovation Research Len Arthur PART V: COLLECTIVE ACTION, INSTITUTIONAL LEVERAGE AND PUBLIC POLICY Introduction: The Institutional Space for Social Innovation Diana MacCallum 26. Learning from Case Studies of Social Innovation in the Field of Social Services: Creatively Balancing Top-down Universalism with Bottom-up Democracy Flavia Martinelli 27. The Social and Solidarity-based Economy as a New Field of Public Action: A Policy and Method for Promoting Social Innovation Laurent Fraisse 28. The Quebec Model: A Social Innovation System Founded on Cooperation and Consensus Building Juan-Luis Klein, Jean-Marc Fontan, Denis Harrisson and Benoit Levesque 29. The Linkages between Popular Education and Solidarity Economy in Brazil: An Historical Perspective Ana Cristina Fernandes, Andreas Novy and Paul Singer 30. Local Associations in Chile: Social Innovation in a Mature Neoliberal Society Vicente Espinoza 31. Gender and Social Innovation: The Role of EU Policies Isabel Andre PART VI: FRONTIERS IN SOCIAL INNOVATION RESEARCH Introduction: The Pillars of Social Innovation Research and Practice Serena Vicari Haddock 32. Innovative Forms of Knowledge Production: Transdisciplinarity and Knowledge Alliances Andreas Novy, Sarah Habersack and Barbara Schaller 33. Holistic Research Methodology and Pragmatic Collective Action Frank Moulaert and Abid Mehmood 34. Social Innovation for Community Economies: How Action Research Creates `Other Worlds' J.K. Gibson-Graham and Gerda Roelvink 35. Framing Social Innovation Research: A Sociology of Knowledge Perspective Frank Moulaert and Barbara Van Dyck Index

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Edited by Frank Moulaert, Emeritus Professor of Spatial Planning, Planning and Development - Faculty of Engineering, KU Leuven, Belgium, Diana MacCallum, Senior Lecturer, Urban and Regional Planning, School of Design and Built Environment, Curtin University, Western Australia, Abid Mehmood, Research Fellow, Sustainable Places Research Institute, School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University, UK and Abdelillah Hamdouch, University of Tours, France


'The challenges of poverty and social exclusion cannot be fully resolved through conventional public sector policies and market-led innovation. The case studies in this Handbook capture some of the key success factors of socially innovative action in different socio-economic contexts. This Handbook will inspire readers as it highlights the creativity and commitment of diverse enterprises and movements working for social innovation.' - Anna Kajumulo Tibaijuka, Minister for Lands, Housing and Human Settlements, United Republic of Tanzania, and retired UN Under Secretary General, immediate former Executive Director of UN-HABITAT 'Social innovation may not be a new idea but it is clearly an idea whose time has come, not least because the traditional models of innovation - narrowly framed technical models - have run their course and no longer resonate in a world of societal challenges. This Handbook has two great merits - it brings conceptual rigour to the debate and it provides compelling narratives of social innovation in practice.' - Kevin Morgan, Cardiff University, UK 'In an era where social innovation is re-emerging as an important policy framework for bringing social transformation, this volume is a significant contribution to the theory and practice of social innovation. The incremental discussion from concepts to theory to practice and then to social innovation research is supported by cases literally from all over the globe. It moves the discourse from isolated models of neighbourhood engagements and social enterprises, to a comprehensive, multidimensional approach combining needs, social relations and empowerment. A must read for academicians, learners, practitioners and policy makers alike.' - S. Parasuraman, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India 'Social innovation is an important instrument for understanding how contemporary societies deal with social change and how social practices and policies intended to combat poverty and soc

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