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Social innovation as a trigger for transformations - the role of research

Moulaert, Frank, Mehmood, Abid ORCID:, MacCallum, Diana and Leubolt, Bernhard, eds. 2017. Social innovation as a trigger for transformations - the role of research. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union. Available at:

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This Policy Review examines the place of Social Innovation (SI) in Research and Development projects, especially those funded by the EU. It also refects on the relevance of SI and SI research in collective action, policy making and socio-political transformation in Europe and the world today. In particular, it makes suggestions on how SI research can contribute to strengthening the position of SSH in the contemporary and future European research and policy landscape.1 It thus seeks to explain how SI as a concept and a practice holds a great socio-political transformative potential, and warns against reducing the meaning of SI to mere social problem mending as a response to state and market insufciencies.

Item Type: Monograph (Other)
Date Type: Completion
Status: Published
Schools: Sustainable Places Research Institute (PLACES)
Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Publisher: Publications Office of the European Union
ISBN: 9789279684418
Funders: European Commission
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2022 09:33

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