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  1. Advanced Introduction to Social Innovation

    Advanced Introduction to Social Innovation

    Frank Moulaert, Diana MacCallum
    Social innovation (SI) has, in the last decade or so, become an important idea and concept in policy, practice and scholarship surrounding human development. It is often seen as an antidote to narrowly defined technological and market-oriented modes of innovation. Its historical significance and development, tied to centuries of struggles for social change, remain under-appreciated and unacknowledged. This Advanced Introduction explores the historical and contemporary meanings of social innovation and its relationship with political and social movements. It develops an understanding of SI as a form of ethical practice for meeting needs, transforming social relations, and collectively empowering communities to shape the future. Additionally, it proposes that ethical research should aim to be socially innovative in this sense and provides concrete suggestions of how this concern can be embodied in action-research and community development methodologies. Learn More
    2019   Hardback Price: $ 99.95   Web: $ 89.96
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  2. Energy Innovation for the Twenty-First Century

    Energy Innovation for the Twenty-First Century

    Jim Skea, Renée van Diemen, Matthew Hannon, Evangelos Gazis, Aidan Rhodes
    This book addresses the question: how effective are countries in promoting the innovation needed to facilitate an energy transition? At the heart of the book is a set of empirical case studies covering supply and demand side technologies at different levels of maturity in a variety of countries. The case studies are set within an analytical framework encompassing the functions of technological innovation systems and innovation metrics. The book concludes with lessons and recommendations for effective policy intervention. Learn More
    2019   Hardback Price: $ 170.00   Web: $ 153.00
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  3. Globalizing Welfare

    Globalizing Welfare

    Edited by Stein Kuhnle, Per Selle, Sven E.O. Hort
    From the welfare state’s origins in Europe, the idea of human welfare being organized through a civilized, institutionalized and uncorrupt state has caught the imagination of social activists and policy-makers around the world. This is particularly influential where rapid social development is taking place amidst growing social and gender inequality. This book reflects on the growing academic and political interest in global social policy and ‘globalizing welfare’, and pays particular attention to developments in Northern European and North-East Asian countries. Learn More
    2019   Hardback Price: $ 160.00   Web: $ 144.00
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  4. A Research Agenda for Creative Industries

    A Research Agenda for Creative Industries

    Edited by Stuart Cunningham, Terry Flew
    Interdisciplinary, internationally focused, policy-informed, and strategic, this book sets out agendas for advancing research into creative industries as a productive and innovative intervention in public policy. With contributions from leading scholars, policy and industry specialists, this Research Agenda will be a vital resource for students and academics working in the fields of communication, culture, film and media, geography, business and policy studies, and Internet and social media studies. Learn More
    2019   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  5. The Invention of Technological Innovation

    The Invention of Technological Innovation

    Benoît Godin
    This timely book provides an intellectual and conceptual history of a key representation of innovation: technological innovation. Tracing the history of the discourses of scholars, practitioners and policy-makers, and exploring how and why innovation became defined as technological, Benoît Godin studies the emergence of the term, its meaning, and its transformation and use over time. Learn More
    2019   Hardback Price: $ 145.00   Web: $ 130.50
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  6. Smart Cities in the Post-algorithmic Era

    Smart Cities in the Post-algorithmic Era

    Edited by Nicos Komninos, Christina Kakderi
    Examining the changing nature of cities in the face of smart technology, this book studies key new challenges and capabilities defined by the Internet of Things, data science, blockchain and artificial intelligence. It argues that using algorithmic logic alone for automation and optimisation in modern smart cities is not sufficient, and analyses the importance of integrating this with strong participatory governance and digital platforms for community action. Learn More
    December 2019   Hardback Price: $ 150.00   Web: $ 135.00
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  7. Technology Transfer and US Public Sector Innovation

    Technology Transfer and US Public Sector Innovation

    Albert N. Link, Zachary T. Oliver
    Technology Transfer and US Public Sector Innovation provides an overview of US technology policies that are the genesis for observed technology transfer activities. By describing the technology transfer process from US federal laboratories and other public sector organizations, this exploration informs the reader in detail of how the transfer process behaves and the social benefits associated with it. Learn More
    January 2020   Hardback Price: $ 115.00   Web: $ 103.50
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  8. Social Innovation as Political Transformation

    Social Innovation as Political Transformation

    Edited by Pieter Van den Broeck, Abid Mehmood, Angeliki Paidakaki, 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. Learn More
    February 2020   Hardback Price: $ 130.00   Web: $ 117.00
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  9. Smart Cities in Asia

    Smart Cities in Asia

    Edited by Yu-Min Joo, Teck-Boon Tan
    At a time when Asia is rapidly growing in global influence, this much-needed and insightful book bridges two major current policy topics in order to offer a unique study of the latest smart city archetypes emerging throughout Asia. Highlighting the smart city aspirations of Asian countries and their role in Asian governments’ new development strategies, the book draws out timely narratives and insights from a uniquely Asian context and policymaking space. Learn More
    March 2020   Hardback Price: $ 125.00   Web: $ 112.50
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  10. Technological Innovation

    Technological Innovation

    Benoît Godin
    This timely book explores technological innovation as a concept, dissecting its emergence, development and use. Benoît Godin offers an exciting new historiography of the subject, arguing that the study of innovation originates not from scholars but from practitioners of innovation. Learn More
    April 2020   Hardback Price: $ 99.95   Web: $ 89.96
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  11. Regions and Innovation Policies in Europe

    Regions and Innovation Policies in Europe

    Edited by Manuel González-López, Bjørn T. Asheim
    Offering a novel contribution within the growing field of regional innovation policies, this book combines recent theoretical developments and empirical contributions, with a particular focus on non-core regions. Leading academics in the field discuss the topics of regional path transformation, place-based strategies and policy learning. Also included are sections on the role of EU institutions on the promotion of regional innovation and the analysis and comparison of the innovation policies experiences of four non-core European regions. Learn More
    April 2020   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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