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Author Mulgan, Geoff.

Title Social Innovation How Societies Find the Power to Change
Published Bristol : Policy Press, 2019
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Description 1 online resource (317 p.)
Contents Front cover; Halftitle Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of abbreviations; About the author; Acknowledgements; Introduction: The great imbalances; Part I: Making sense of social innovation; 1. What is social innovation and how is it done?; 2. The roots of social innovation and the fragile springs of social generativity; Part II: Challenges, roadblocks and systems; 3. The political context for social innovation now: Thesis, antithesis and synthesis; 4. Structural change and new social contracts: How innovation in welfare can address changing needs
5. Social production systems: What is the best unit for analysis and action?6. Place-based systems change: How can governments, funders and civil society achieve more together?; Part III: Sources, ideas and ways of seeing; 7. The theoretical foundations of social innovation: Sources, ideas and future directions; 8. Social science and intelligence design; 9. Observation, interpretation and activism: Sociology's role in social change; 10. Understanding how cultures change; 11. A theory of belonging: How do we feel at home?; 12. The interpretation of social change
Part IV: Good and bad social innovation13. Know your impact (and in praise of better borrowing); 14. The evolution of measures that matter: How do we know if social innovation is working?; 15. Good and bad innovation: What theory and practice do we need to distinguish them?; Part V: Social innovation and the future; 16. Social innovation in the 2020s; 17. Thinking about the future; Part VI: Fresh thinking; 18. Sparks, ideas and comments; Notes; Index; Back cover
Summary Geoff Mulgan, a pioneer in the global field of social innovation, explains how it provides answers to today's global social, economic and sustainability issues. He argues for matching R&D in technology and science with a socially focused R&D and harnessing creative imagination on a larger scale than ever before
Notes Description based upon print version of record
Subject Science and civilization.
Social change -- Technological innovations
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1447353803