New Frontiers in Social Innovation Research

by Alex Nicholls, Julie Simon, Madeleine Gabriel

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Book Description

Interest in social innovation continues to rise, from governments setting up social innovation 'labs' to large corporations developing social innovation strategies. Yet theory lags behind practice, and this hampers our ability to understand social innovation and make the most of its potential. This collection brings together work by leading social innovation researchers globally, exploring the practice and process of researching social innovation, its nature and effects. Combining theoretical chapters and empirical studies, it shows how social innovation is blurring traditional boundaries between the market, the state and civil society, thereby developing new forms of services, relationships and collaborations. It takes a critical perspective, analyzing potential downsides of social innovation that often remain unexplored or are glossed over, yet concludes with a powerful vision of the potential for social innovation to transform society. It aims to be a valuable resource for students and researchers, as well as policymakers and others supporting and leading social innovation.

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Table of Contents

 
List of Figures and Tables
ix
Foreword
The Study of Social Innovation - Theory, Practice and Progress by Geoff Mulgan
x
Acknowledgements
 
xxi
Notes on Contributors
 
xxii
Introduction
Dimensions of Social Innovation Alex Nicholls, Julie Simon and Madeleine Gabriel
1
Part I
Researching Social Innovation
 
Chapter 1
Social Innovations as Drivers of Social Change - Exploring Tarde's Contribution to Social Innovation Theory Building
29
Chapter 2
At the Root of Change: The History of Social Innovation
52
Chapter 3
A Relational Database to Understand Social Innovation and Its Impact on Social Transformation
69
Part II
Blurring Boundaries and Reconfiguring Relations
 
Chapter 4
Social Innovation: Redesigning the Welfare Diamond
89
Chapter 5
Social Innovation for Social Cohesion
107
Chapter 6
Collaborative Services in Informal Settlements: Social Innovation in a Pacified Favela in Rio de Janeiro
128
Part III
Producing Social Innovation through New Forms of Collaboration
 
Chapter 7
Enhancing Public Innovation through Collaboration, Leadership and New Public Governance
145
Chapter 8
Seoul City's Social Innovation Strategy: New Models of Communication to Strengthen Citizen Engagement
170
Chapter 9
Can Collective Intelligence Produce Social Innovation?
192
Chapter 10
The Usefulness of Networks: A Study of Social Innovation in India
212
Conclusion
The Task of the Social Innovation Movement
233
Index
 
252

Book Details

Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Published
2015
Pages
267
Edition
1
Language
English
ISBN13
9781137549532
ISBN10
113754953X
ISBN13 Digital
9781137506801
ISBN10 Digital
1137506806
PDF Size
2.0 MB
License
CC BY

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