What is the future of social innovation and which urgent research questions need to be answered in order to utilise the potential of this dynamic and controversial field? In the “Research Agenda for Social Innovation”, edited by Jürgen Howaldt, Christoph Kaletka and Antonius Schröder (Sozialforschungsstelle, TU Dortmund University), internationally recognised experts offer insights into the different research strands on the topic of social innovation and deal with the history and theory of this increasingly influential research field.
The individual chapters describe the bandwith of social innovation and present reasons for the increased political and public interest. Contributions to the book deal with social innovation in education, poverty reduction, environmental policy and health.
Against the background of many years of research, the internationally renowned authors analyse different approaches and illustrate the status and challenges of social innovation research in the respective thematic areas. At the same time, they elaborate on the framework conditions and infrastructures that are necessary to make social innovations useful for tackling the major challenges facing society.
The “Research Agenda for Social Innovation” was published by Elgar Publishing in November 2021.
More information can be found here: https://doi.org/10.4337/9781789909357