RLC Campus Mumbai Coordinator Swati Banerjee, together with Stephen Carney and Lars Hulgard edited the book “People-Centered Social Innovation: Global Perspectives on an Emerging Paradigm”, published by Routledge.
As Social Innovation emerges as an alternate interdisciplinary development trajectory of knowledge and practice aiming towards understanding contemporary complexities and social realities, its conceptualization and relation to social change requires much further research.
The book is an attempt to fill this gap by revisiting and extending the understanding of Social Innovation in practice. Therefore it focuses on the lived realities of marginalized communities and groups. The emerging field of people-centered development is placed in dialogue with theory and concepts from the more established field of social innovation to create a new approach; one that adopts a global perspective, engaging with very different experiences of marginality across the global north and south.