Exploring Civic Innovation for Social and Economic Transformation
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This edited collection examines the globally rising phenomenon of civic innovation. Combining nuanced theory with rich empirical examples, this book defines the dynamic and complex process of civic innovation as the multiple economic, political and social processes where peoples, organizations, movements and ideas are shaping struggles for global justice on the interface of capitalism.


Exploring Civic Innovation for Social and Economic Transformation reflects the increasingly holistic approach to development in terms of both teaching and research, and illustrates how civic innovation happens everywhere; at the global and institutional level as well as in communities and for individuals. Through conceptual debate and narrative accounts, this book explores the new practices emerging from varying economies, transformative empowerment strategies in global value chains, local politics of social movements and the struggles for rights in regards to race, gender and sexuality.


Bringing together scholars from a range of disciplines, this book would be of interest to post-graduate students of development studies, with an interest in social research.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 280 pages
  • 159 x 235 x 17.78mm | 544g
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 7 Line drawings, black and white; 1 Halftones, black and white; 5 Tables, black and white; 8 Illustrations, black and white
  • 1138936332
  • 9781138936331

Table of contents

Table of Contents








Chapter 1 Introduction: Giving meaning to Civic Innovation


Kees Biekart, Wendy Harcourt and Peter Knorringa





Chapter 2 The Institutional Foundations of Civic Innovation


Georgina Gomez and Holly Ritchie





Chapter 3 Change actors and civic innovators: who triggers change? Systematizing the role of interlocutors in civic innovation processes


Alan Fowler





Chapter 4 Can Consultants be Civic Innovators? Exploring their Roles as Auditors and Allies


Sylvia I. Bergh and Kees Biekart





Chapter 5 Between State, Market and Civil Society: What constitutes the social in social entrepreneurship?


A.H.J. (Bert) Helmsing





Chapter 6 Civic Innovation in Value Chains: Towards Workers as Agents in Non-governmental Labour Regulation


Karin Astrid Siegmann, Jeroen Merk and Peter Knorringa





Chapter 7 Civic Innovation by Family Farmers in the Face of Global Value Chain Inclusion: Between Material Conditions and Imagined Futures


Lee Pegler and Wanessa Marques Silva


Chapter 8 Exploring embodiment and intersectionality in transnational feminist activist research


Wendy Harcourt, Rosalba Icaza and Virginia Vargas





Chapter 9 Towards new perspectives on labour precarity and decent work of sex workers


Silke Heumann, Karin Astrid Siegmann and Empower Foundation





Chapter 10 Resistance and Hope: youth responding to the economic crisis in Southern Europe


Paulina (Sat) Trejo-Mendez, Paula Sanchez de la Blanca, Laura Santamaria Buitrago, Emma Claire Sardoni and Guilia Simula with Wendy Harcourt





Chapter 11 Civic Activism and Social Accountability: a Quantitative Approach


Anderson Macedo de Jesus and Irene van Staveren





Chapter 12 Minding the gap between activism and academia - or bridging it? Reflections on how to do civic innovation research


Kees Biekart and Karin Astrid Siegmann





Chapter 13 Conclusion: Moving agendas forward


Kees Biekart, Wendy Harcourt and Peter Knorringa
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About Kees Biekart

Kees Biekart is Associate Professor of Political Sociology at the International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.


Wendy Harcourt is Associate Professor in Critical Development and Feminist Studies at the International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.


Peter Knorringa is Professor of Private Sector and Development at the International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
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