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Local Social Innovation to Combat Poverty and Exclusion: A Critical Appraisal

Stijn Oosterlynck, Andreas Novy, and Yuri Kazepov


Based on more than 30 case studies in eight different countries, this book explores the governance dynamics of local social innovations in the field of poverty reduction. The diverse team of contributors reflects on the trajectory of social innovation in European governance. They illustrate how different governance dynamics and welfare mixes enable or hinder poverty reduction strategies and analyse how such dynamics involve a diversity of actors, instruments and resources at different spatial scales. The contributions are based on research motivated by the standstill in the fight against pover ... More

Keywords: Social innovation, poverty, multilevel governance, welfare mix, social policy paradigms

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Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781447338444
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447338444.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stijn Oosterlynck, editor
University of Antwerp

Andreas Novy, editor
Vienna University of Economics and Business

Yuri Kazepov, editor
University of Vienna

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1 Governing local social innovations against poverty across Europe

Stijn Oosterlynck, Yuri Kazepov and Andreas Novy

2 The historical trajectory of social innovation in the European Union

Gert Verschraegen, Stijn Oosterlynck, Sebastiano Sabato and Andreas Novy

4 Modalities of governing the welfare mix

Stijn Oosterlynck and Pieter Cools

5 The multi-scalar puzzle of social innovation

Yuri Kazepov, Fabio Colombo and Tatiana Saruis

6 Contradictory dynamics of empowerment in social innovation initiatives

Stijn Oosterlynck, Andreas Novy, Bernhard Leubolt and Carla Weinzierl

7 Negotiating diversity and equality

Andreas Novy and Carla Weinzierl

8 Knowledge for social innovation

Andreas Novy, Pieter Cools, Gert Verschraegen and Carla Weinzierl

9 Consolidating social innovation

Yuri Kazepov, Tatiana Saruis and Fabio Colombo

10 Conclusion: local social innovation and welfare reform

Stijn Oosterlynck, Andreas Novy and Yuri Kazepov

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