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Social Innovation as Political Transformation
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Social Innovation as Political Transformation

Thoughts for a Better World

9781788974271 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Pieter Van den Broeck, Professor of Spatial Planning and Sustainable Development, Department of Architecture, KU Leuven, Belgium, Abid Mehmood, Research Fellow, Sustainable Places Research Institute, School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University, UK, Angeliki Paidakaki, Research Fellow, Department of Architecture, KU Leuven and Constanza Parra, Associate Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, KU Leuven, Belgium
Publication Date: 2019 ISBN: 978 1 78897 427 1 Extent: 224 pp
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.

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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.

This book will not only be an inspiration for many academics and researchers broadly interested in social innovation, but also for social movements and their protagonists challenging the dominance of the status quo. In addition, it will appeal to policymakers and politicians who want to appreciate contemporary ways of thinking and gain inspiration on how to better meet the needs of the communities they serve.
Critical Acclaim
‘Social Innovation as Political Transformation makes a major contribution by going beyond critique of neoliberalism to offering positive proposals for social innovation. It brings together a group of distinguished scholars who show both the weaknesses of current identifications of progress with capitalist entrepreneurship and describes paths to more just societies.’
– Susan S. Fainstein, Harvard Graduate School of Design, US and author of The Just City

‘This book is an inspiration for all who want to critically engage with social innovation. Unpacking complex processes in a clear way, it not only presents sophisticated theories but it also energises the willingness to act for a better world.’
– Yuri Kazepov, University of Vienna, Austria
Contributors
Contributors: L. Albrechts, I. Andre, I. Calvo Mendieta, S. Cameron, L. Cavola, D. Coimbra de Souza, G. Cotella, A. Da Rosa Pires, S. De Blust, P.M. Delladetsimas, M. Edwards, B. Galvan-Lopez, M. Garcia, H. Gulinck, P. Healey, J. Hillier, F. Hillmann, B. Jessop, M. Kaethler, G. Karametou, C. Kesteloot, A.Z. Khan, J.-L. Klein, A. Kuhk, M. Loopmans, D. MacCallum, M. Macharia, A. Martens, F. Martinelli, A. Mehmood, K. Miciukiewicz, E. Midheme, K. Morgan, E. Morlicchio, F. Moulaert, A. Novy, S. Oosterlynck, A. Paidakaki, C. Parra, M. Pradel, J. Pratschke, P. Rego, A. Rehman Cheema, C. Rodrigues, J. Schreurs, R. Segers, L. Servillo, N.-L. Sum, E. Swyngedouw, C. Tornaghi, P. Van den Broeck, B. Van Dyck, H. Verschure, T. Werquin, P. Widyatmi Putri
Contents
Contents:

01 INTRODUCTION 01
1. Social innovation as an alternative narrative 02
Pieter Van den Broeck, Abid Mehmood, Angeliki Paidakaki and
Constanza Parra

02 FROM KEYNESIAN ECONOMICS TO SOCIAL INNOVATION 07
2. Animating social change: Political transformation and/or 08
social innovation?
Erik Swyngedouw

03 MIGRATION AND INTEGRATED AREA DEVELOPMENT 13
3. The metamorphoses of a research field: Foreign labour 14
migration in Belgium 1945-2016
Albert Martens
4. Combating poverty and local integrated area development 22
Pavlos-Marinos Delladetsimas
5. Migration and urban regeneration 27
Felicitas Hillmann

04 SOCIAL INNOVATION: PUTTING THE MARKET BACK 29
IN ITS PLACE
6. From technological to social innovation: Rehabilitating the state and 30
civil society in the development debate
Kevin Morgan and Flavia Martinelli
7. Political economy and regulation theory 38
Stijn Oosterlynck
8. Social innovation: A Polanyian reinterpretation 39
Maarten Loopmans and Chris Kesteloot

05 THE GLOBALIZED CITY 45
9. Producer services and regional development in the Aegean 46
with particular focus on Lesvos and Chios
Pavlos-Marinos Delladetsimas
10. Naples 49
Jonathan Pratschke, Lucia Cavola and Enrica Morlicchio
11. Euralille at the service of an unaccomplished Lille metropolitan area 52
Thomas Werquin
12. A postcard from London 56
Michael Edwards

06 NEIGHBOURHOODS AND COMMUNITIES 61
13. Reflecting on the BOM: The transformative potential of neighbourhood 62
initiatives
Patsy Healey and Jean Hillier
14. Social innovation and community development: A personal reflection 68
Diana MacCallum
15. Évora 74
Patricia Rego and Isabel André

07 SOCIAL INCLUSION THROUGH CULTURE AND ARTS 77
16. Inspiration and emotions: Culture and arts engendering 78
new urban places
Isabel André
17. Action research with an artistic turn: The “Welcome (W)all–MURO” 85
project for youth in Bairro da Cruz Vermelha, Lisbon
Ruth Segers

08 SOLIDARITY AS GOVERNANCE 89
18. Putting solidarity in its place in metagovernance 90
Bob Jessop and Ngai-Ling Sum
19. Bottom-linked approach to social innovation governance 97
Marisol García and Marc Pradel

09 SPATIAL DEVELOPMENT PLANNING 99
20. From social innovation to spatial development analysis and planning 100
Seppe De Blust and Pieter Van den Broeck
21. Radical strategic planning meets social innovation 106
Louis Albrechts
22. Design as socially innovative co-production 108
Ahmed Z. Khan
23. Moving is knowing. Knowing is moving 110
Jan Schreurs

10 SOCIOLOGY OF KNOWLEDGE 111
24. Transformative social innovation, critical realism and 112
the good life for all
Andreas Novy
25. Transdisciplinary problematization 118
Konrad Miciukiewicz
26. Curating the meta-framework 119
Michael Kaethler
27. Collective learning 120
Annette Kuhk

11 THE SOCIALLY ENGAGED UNIVERSITY 121
28. Social innovation and universities: The challenge of 122
social transformation
Juan-Luis Klein
29. Partnering with a young planning school: Nurturing a socially 128
innovative planning approach in the University of Aveiro, Portugal
Artur Da Rosa Pires and Carlos Rodrigues
30. Newcastle: Making the local international 131
Stuart Cameron

12 LEARNING THROUGH CRITICAL THINKING 133
31. The Erasmus Intensive Programme: Enjoying the challenges of 134
teaching and learning in/from a multicultural approach to planning
Artur Da Rosa Pires, Carlos Rodrigues and Stuart Cameron
32. ‘EquaTerritoria’: A catalyst offspring from the European Module 137
in Spatial Development Planning (EMSDP)
Chiara Tornaghi, Barbara Van Dyck, Brenda Galvan-Lopez,
Daniela Coimbra de Souza, Giancarlo Cotella, Giota Karametou and
Pieter Van den Broeck
33. Social innovation and strategic spatial planning pedagogically 143
interacting in Leuven
Loris Servillo

13 BRIDGING SOCIETY AND ECOLOGY 147
34. Bringing the social back in sustainable socio-ecological development 148
Constanza Parra, Angeliki Paidakaki, Abid Mehmood and
Pieter Van den Broeck
35. ‘Theorie des cités’ and water conflicts 155
Iratxe Calvo Mendieta
36. Understanding land use rights. Building landed commons 156
Pieter Van den Broeck
37. Land use between spaces and times 158
Hubert Gulinck

14 INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT 159
38. Learning from community dynamics in Kenya’s ‘informal’ livelihood 160
and housing strategies
Emmanuel Midheme and Margaret Macharia
39. PUSH in the Kampung: Social innovation in the Global South 162
Prathiwi Widyatmi Putri
40. ‘Business-in-a-Box’ as transformative social innovation 165
Abdur Rehman Cheema and Abid Mehmood

15 WAYS FORWARD 167
41. When innovation lost its social character. Or not? 168
Frank Moulaert
42. A frank story about a conversation that (n)ever took place 180
Han Verschure

Bibliography 188
Index 205

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