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Smart Policies for Societies in Transition

The Innovation Challenge of Inclusion, Resilience and Sustainability

9781788970808 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Mats Benner, Dean, Lund University School of Economics and Management, Göran Marklund, Director of Strategic Planning, Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems and Sylvia Schwaag Serger, Professor, Lund University School of Economics and Management, Sweden
Publication Date: July 2022 ISBN: 978 1 78897 080 8 Extent: c 272 pp
This is an open access title available under the terms of a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 License. It is free to read, download and share on Elgaronline thanks to generous funding support from The Swedish Governmental Agency For Innovation Systems, Vinnova.

This timely book expertly examines ongoing pressing issues in the modern world namely, an unstable economic climate, political turmoil and the environmental crisis. It takes a unique look at how science, technology and innovation could contribute towards the creation of a smarter and more resilient society by allowing more inclusive approaches into how science is integrated.

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This is an open access title available under the terms of a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 License. It is free to read, download and share on Elgaronline thanks to generous funding support from The Swedish Governmental Agency For Innovation Systems, Vinnova.

This timely book expertly examines ongoing pressing issues in the modern world namely, an unstable economic climate, political turmoil and the environmental crisis. It takes a unique look at how science, technology and innovation could contribute towards the creation of a smarter and more resilient society by allowing more inclusive approaches into how science is integrated.

With an insightful global interdisciplinary approach, Smart Policies for Societies in Transition combines in-depth theoretical analysis whilst also providing a reflective look at broadening the scope of science and innovation policy in order to understand the critical issues and challenges. Chapters illustrate historical practices and events, and discuss how the move to smart politics and the linking of boundaries from a social, ecological and global viewpoint leads to fewer but more creative policies.

With its retrospective and forward-thinking perspectives, this book will be an excellent resource for academics wanting to rethink their approach to science and innovation governance, whilst scholars will find the collaborative method for combining policy analysis with theory of policymaking and governance informative and illuminating.
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‘This book explores key requirements for smart politics, focussing on the domain of innovation policy. The editors adopt a broadened understanding of innovation – beyond technological change or product innovation –, requiring integrated, transformative policy responses to pressing societal, environmental and economic problems. The book further suggests three elements of smart innovation policies: first, acknowledging the importance of inclusion and justice; second, accepting that global flows of knowledge and goods will remain crucial; and third, unleashing a creative, experimental reconstruction of public policies.’
– Stefan Kuhlmann, University of Twente, the Netherlands

Contributors
Contributors include: Erik Arnold, Katharine E Barker, Mats Benner, Anders Ekström, Terttu Luukkonen, Göran Marklund, Pauline Mattsson, Tamsin Murray Leach, Christopher Palmberg, Carlota Perez, Arie Rip, Nils-Eric Sahlin, Sylvia Schwaag Serger, Sverker Sörlin, Chadwick Wang
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