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Anne Power

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781447327523

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447327523.001.0001

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The power of social innovation

The power of social innovation

(p.219) Seven The power of social innovation
Cities for a Small Continent

Bruce Katz

Anne Power

Policy Press

This chapter is about the social economy, social exclusion and inclusion. SMEs not only sustain production and services but also support a renewed social focus with many breakthrough social innovations in what is now called the “Sharing Economy”. However, the skills gap remains a serious challenge for those most damaged by industrial losses – particularly among youth. The concentration of foreigners and ethnic minorities in the poorest neighbourhoods also challenges the European ideal of social cohesion.

Keywords:   social exclusion, inclusion, social cohesion, sharing economy, skills gap, youth, neighbourhoods

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