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Policy Press
10 December 2019
Poverty & unemployment; Social welfare & social services; Central government policies; Regional government policies
The diverse team of contributors reflect 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 they 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 poverty in Europe and the anxiety that conventional macro-social policies are insufficient to deal with the current challenges.
Edited by:   Stijn Oosterlynck (University of Antwerp), Andreas Novy (Vienna University of Economics and Business), Yuri Kazepov (University of Vienna)
Imprint:   Policy Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 156mm, 
ISBN:   9781447338444
ISBN 10:   1447338448
Pages:   276
Publication Date:   10 December 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Stijn Oosterlynck is Associate Professor in Urban Sociology at the University of Antwerp, Sociology Department. He teaches courses on urban studies, poverty and social inequality. His research is concerned with local social innovation and welfare state restructuring, the political sociology of urban development, urban renewal and community building and new forms of solidarity in diversity. Andreas Novy is Associate Professor at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (Austria). He is currently head of the institute of Multi-Level Governance and Development and president of the International Karl Polanyi Society (IKPS). His research focuses on urban development, social innovation and transdisciplinarity. Yuri Kazepov is Professor of International Urban Sociology and Compared Welfare Systems at the University of Vienna (Austria) from March 2015. His fields of interest are urban governance, citizenship and urban quality of life, social policies in comparative perspective.

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

This book is a milestone in the experimental world of social innovation, the micro-governance of social innovation and the debate on practices of future democracy. Frank Moulaert, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven This interdisciplinary volume sheds important new light on the governance challenges facing social innovations in Europe and Brazil. Participatory bottom-up politics empowers excluded citizens, satisfies needs, and improves public programs. Hilary Silver, Georgetown University and Brown University


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