Exploring Civic Innovation for Social and Economic Transformation

1st Edition

Kees Biekart, Wendy Harcourt, Peter Knorringa

Published May 24, 2016
Reference - 280 Pages - 8 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138936331 - CAT# Y204101
Series: Routledge Studies in Development Economics

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This edited collection examines the globally rising phenomenon of civic innovation. Combining nuanced theory with rich empirical examples, this book defines the dynamic and complex process of civic innovation as the multiple economic, political and social processes where peoples, organizations, movements and ideas are shaping struggles for global justice on the interface of capitalism.

Exploring Civic Innovation for Social and Economic Transformation reflects the increasingly holistic approach to development in terms of both teaching and research, and illustrates how civic innovation happens everywhere; at the global and institutional level as well as in communities and for individuals. Through conceptual debate and narrative accounts, this book explores the new practices emerging from varying economies, transformative empowerment strategies in global value chains, local politics of social movements and the struggles for rights in regards to race, gender and sexuality.

Bringing together scholars from a range of disciplines, this book would be of interest to post-graduate students of development studies, with an interest in social research.


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