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Social innovation, informality and social sciences

Lesemann, Frédéric (2012). Social innovation, informality and social sciences CSI Challenge Social Innovation , nº 23. p. 1-9.

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This presentation examines social innovation in a critical perspective. It associates innovation and informality by suggesting that informal collective behavior be regarded as a radical form of collective social innovation. Why “radical”? Because in our societies, social sciences carrying a positivist view of the world, have established a rational and formal representation of reality placed under the protection of protective states or welfare states. In these societies, the notion of innovation and particularly of social innovation is largely associated with a conservative perspective of adaptation and improvement. It should instead be associated with radical societal transformation. Today, there is a need to go beyond this limited perspective of innovation by recognizing that social innovation is intimately tied to the processes of recognition of the power of informality in society.

Type de document: Article
Mots-clés libres: sciences sociales; innovation
Centre: Centre Urbanisation Culture Société
Date de dépôt: 03 déc. 2019 15:02
Dernière modification: 03 déc. 2019 15:02
URI: https://espace.inrs.ca/id/eprint/9093

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