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Social Innovation and Territorial Development


(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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