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Moulaert, F., Mehmood, A., MacCallum, D., & Leubolt, B. (2017).

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

Publications Office of the European Union.


Moulaert, F., MacCallum, D. (2019) 

Advanced Introduction to Social Innovation. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.

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Kuhk, A., Heynen, H., Huybrechts, L., Moulaert, F., Schreurs, J. (2019) 

Participatiegolven. Dialogen over ruimte, planning en ontwerp in Vlaanderen en Brussel.

Leuven: Leuvense Universitaire Pers. 

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(edited with A. Scott), Francis Pinter, London. 1997.
(ISBN: 978-1855674042) 
This collection of essays provides a review and restatement of concepts and analytical insights about the relations between the dynamics of the production system and urban society. A number of questions guide the central debates in the individual chapters. These questions include: how have large cities and city systems developed in the context of economic globalization and the restructuring processes of the international economy? What are the restructuring strategies of firms within the urban economy? How have social and political harmonization and polarization in urban society been affected by entrepreneurial strategies? And what has been the response of other urban participants, and in particular local authorities to economic restructuring?

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(edited). Oxford University Press, Oxford, (Hardcover) 2000, (Paperback) 2002.
(ISBN: 978-0199257706)
Drawing on evidence from six major European cities, the book demonstrates that 'Integrated Area Development' strategies that rely on grassroots democracy and the empowerment of local communities, can deliver a social, economic, and cultural renaissance which meets the needs of the local population better than the imposition of the market-forces creed.

 

 

 

 

 

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(edited with A. Rodriguez and E. Swyngedouw), Oxford University Press, Oxford. 2003.
(ISBN: 978-0199260409)


This book offers a methodology to analyse the relationship between large scale urban development projects and their impact on social polarization. The methodology is applied to case studies nine European cities. It analyzes the relation between these projects and trends such as social exclusion, the emergence of new urban elites, and the consolidation of less democratic forms of urban governance.

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(edited with J. Van den Broeck and S. Oosterlync), Acco Uitgeverij, Leuven. 2008. (ISBN: 978-9033470196)

This book contains contributions from many authors from all over the world exploring current issues and discourses in the 'Planning Fields'. It deals with a broad spectrum of topics which illustrates the complexity of the issues the planning discipline is wrestling with. The authors raise fundamental issues and develop substantiated arguments which, as Klaus Kunzmann formulated, constitute a task for 'a new generation' of planners, academics and practitioners.
Strategic spatial planning, the relationship between knowledge and action as well as theory and practice, the role of power in planning and the internationalisation of planning education were, and still remain, central to date. In four lengthy articles and a series of shorter testimonies, a selection of authors of international renown illustrates these issues.

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(with J. Nussbaumer), Presses de l'Université du Québec, Montreal. 2008. (ISBN: 978-2760513730)


This book looks at new opportunities for local development. It defines the contours of a new generation of analysis on the subject. The authors suggest a historical reconstruction of the evolution of the social logic in the analysis of territorial development and explore the various meanings of social innovation in the contemporary scientific literature, resulting in a synthesis of its various dimensions. They propose two models of social innovation "territorialization" : integrated territorial development and social region. They also reflect on future avenues of epistemological order to facilitate the analysis between territorial development and social innovation. In this reflection they give a central place to ‘sociology of knowledge’.

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(edited with D. MacCallum, J. Hillier, and S. Vicari) Ashgate, Aldershot. 2009. (ISBN: 978-0754672333)


The book provides a comprehensive and insightful exploration of social innovation and how it affects life, society and the economy, especially, but not exclusively, at the local and regional level. It addresses key questions about the nature of social innovation as a process and a strategy and what opportunities may exist, or may be generated, for social innovation to nourish human development. It puts forward alternative options highlighting issues of solidarity, co-operation and economic, human and cultural diversity, which are situated both outside, and in combination with, the market, within or outside cultural-artistic arenas, and at various spatial scales of social empowerment. In so-doing, this book offers a provocative response to the predominant neoliberal economic vision of spatial, economic and social change.

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(edited with Erik Swyngedouw, Flavia Martinelli and Sara Gonzalez) Routledge, London. 2010. (ISBN: 978-0415485883)


The book is based on interdisciplinary research of innovative projects and programs, implemented by different subjects - public, private and third sector - to combat exclusion and promote social inclusion, especially for the excluded communities. The evaluation of these experiences shows their effectiveness as careful and appropriate responses to growing needs of people and communities which are increasingly disregarded by public policies. The economic crisis, with its heavy impact on the physical and social fabric of the city, makes these alternatives to neoliberal development highly relevant. They are based on the mobilization of local resources, the creation of spaces for public life and collective action. They offer opportunities for rebuilding social ties and community development, but also to give a new stimulus to urban policy for social cohesion.

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(edited with Stijn Oosterlynck, Jef Van den Broeck, Louis Albrechts and Ann Verhetsel) Routledge, London. 2010.
(ISBN: 978-0415566841)
This book presents four years of case study research and theoretical discussions on strategic spatial projects in Europe and North America. It takes the position that planning is not well equipped to take on its current challenges if it is considered as only a regulatory and administrative activity. There is an urgent need to develop a mode of planning that aims to innovate in spatial as well as social terms. This timely, important book is highly useful for spatial planning, urban design and community development and policy studies courses. Academics, researchers and students in planning, urban design, urban studies, human and economic geography, public administration and policy studies will benefit from it.

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(edited with Flavia Martinelli and Andreas Novy) Routledge, London. 2012.
(ISBN: 978-0415608947)

This book re-evaluates a rich scientific heritage of space- and history-sensitive development theories and produces an integrated methodology for the comparative analysis of urban and regional trajectories within a globalized world. The main argument put forward is that current mainstream analyses of urban and regional development have forgotten this rich heritage and fail to address the connections between different dimensions of development, the role of history and the importance of place and scale relations. The methodology integrates elements from radical economic geography, regulation approach, cultural political economy and new institutionalism. They are combined into a (meta)theoretical framework to address the problems of socioeconomic development. The methodology is applied to eight case studies from China, the United States, and Western Europe. The conclusion highlights that the neoliberal turn has led to reductionist policies that not only have resulted in an increase in social inequalities, but have also undermined growth and democracy.

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(edited with Diana MacCallum, Abid Mehmood, and Abdelillah Hamdouch) Edward Elgar, Cheltenham. 2013.
(ISBN: 978-1849809986)
(eBook 978-1849809993)

This enriching Handbook covers many aspects of the scientific and socio-political debates on social innovation today. The contributors provide an overview of theoretical perspectives, methodologies and instructive case experiences from all continents, as well as implications for collective action and policy. They argue stringly for social innovation as a key to human development. The Handbook defines social innovation as innovation in social relations within both micro and macro spheres, with the purpose of satisfying unmet or new human needs across different layers of society. It connects social innovation to empowerment dynamics, thus giving a political character to social movements and bottom-up governance initiatives. Together these should lay foundations for a fairer, more democratic society for all.

This interdisciplinary work, written by scholars collaborating to develop a joint methodological perspective towards social innovation agency and processes, is invaluable for students and researchers in social science and humanities. It also appeals to policy makers, policy analysts, lobbysts and activists seeking to give inspiration and leadership from a social innovation perspective.

 

 

(edited with Juan-Luis Klein and Jean-Louis Laville) Éditions érès, Toulouse. 2014.
(ISBN: 978-2749239491)

Policies for social innovation are taking place at different levels (local, regional, national, supra-national). The authors argue that social innovation is neither a recipe nor a mere dissemination of so-called 'best practices' that exist in economic and social realms. From the experience and achievements of three research teams that have been working on the topic for over twenty years, this book enriches the theoretical debate on social innovation.

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