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Citizen Innovation as Niche Restoration – A Type of Social Innovation and Its Relevance for Political Participation and Sustainability

Citizen Innovation as Niche Restoration – A Type of Social Innovation and Its Relevance for... There have been many creative responses to modern economic, political and technological developments and their (un)intended social and ecological consequences. These responses provide the soil for the type of social innovation identified in this article: citizen innovation as niche restoration. It is about civic action that creates novelty by seeking to restore the places and practices citizens already value. Drawing from an in-depth case study on decentralized water management, the concept of citizen innovation as niche restoration is explored, and its implications for political participation and sustainability discussed. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Social Entrepreneurship Taylor & Francis

Citizen Innovation as Niche Restoration – A Type of Social Innovation and Its Relevance for Political Participation and Sustainability

Journal of Social Entrepreneurship , Volume 8 (3): 16 – Sep 2, 2017

Citizen Innovation as Niche Restoration – A Type of Social Innovation and Its Relevance for Political Participation and Sustainability

Journal of Social Entrepreneurship , Volume 8 (3): 16 – Sep 2, 2017

Abstract

There have been many creative responses to modern economic, political and technological developments and their (un)intended social and ecological consequences. These responses provide the soil for the type of social innovation identified in this article: citizen innovation as niche restoration. It is about civic action that creates novelty by seeking to restore the places and practices citizens already value. Drawing from an in-depth case study on decentralized water management, the concept of citizen innovation as niche restoration is explored, and its implications for political participation and sustainability discussed.

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Publisher
Taylor & Francis
Copyright
© 2017 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group
ISSN
1942-0684
eISSN
1942-0676
DOI
10.1080/19420676.2017.1364286
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Abstract

There have been many creative responses to modern economic, political and technological developments and their (un)intended social and ecological consequences. These responses provide the soil for the type of social innovation identified in this article: citizen innovation as niche restoration. It is about civic action that creates novelty by seeking to restore the places and practices citizens already value. Drawing from an in-depth case study on decentralized water management, the concept of citizen innovation as niche restoration is explored, and its implications for political participation and sustainability discussed.

Journal

Journal of Social EntrepreneurshipTaylor & Francis

Published: Sep 2, 2017

Keywords: Social innovation; capability approach; participation; niche management; grassroots innovation

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