Social regeneration is about the transformative processes that, through institutional choices that embody cooperation and inclusion, develop opportunities and capabilities for weak categories, and transversally for society. The challenge of social regeneration can be addressed, in part, through organisational solutions increasingly identified with social economy organisations, since they are characterised by a social objective, cooperation and inclusive democratic governance.
Besides the organisational element, Social Regeneration and Local Development provides a new perspective on interacting socio-economic factors, which can work in synergy with the social economy organisations model to promote and sustain social regeneration and well-being. Such elements include civic engagement and social capital, the nature of the welfare system, the use of physical assets in urban and rural areas, leadership, technology, and finance.
By analysing organisational and contextual elements, this book offers an institutional perspective on how socio-economic systems can reply to challenges such as social and environmental degradation, financial crises, immigration, inequality, and marginalisation.
Table of Contents
Silvia Sacchetti, Asimina Christoforou, Michele Mosca
Part 1: Social Regeneration
1. Social Regeneration and Cooperative Institutions
Silvia Sacchetti and Carlo Borzaga
2. The Transformations of Welfare: From Solidarity to Individualism, and Back
Part 2: Inclusive and cooperative organisations
3. Social Enterprise and Regeneration: A Participatory Approach
4. Regenerating the Commons: Policy Design Models beyond CSR
Francesca Battistoni, Paolo Cottino and Flaviano Zandonai
5. Co-operative Leadership: Social and Spatial Regeneration in Rural Western Canada
6. The Social Regeneration of Mafias Assets: The Role of Social Cooperatives in Italy
7. Territorial Governance and the Social Economy in Migrants’ Reception. The Case of Romagna Faentina in Central Italy
Massimo Caroli and Ermanno Tortia
Part 3: Contextual Elements for Social Regeneration
8. Deliberative Participation: Bringing the Citizens Back In
9. City Leadership and Social Regeneration: The Potential of Civic Leadership and the New Roles for Public Managers and Politicians
Alessandro Sancino and Leslie Budd
10. Digital Technology as a Tool for Social Regeneration: Web 2.0’s Intended and Unintended Outcomes Within a Society
Andres Morales and Sara Calvo
11. Immigration Policies, Public Decision-making Processes and Urban Regeneration: The Italian Case.
Luigi Ferrara and Salvatore Villani
12. Spatial Injustice and Social Capital: The Wall between East J
- Dr Silvia Sacchetti is an Associate Professor of Economic Policy at the University of Trento, Department of Sociology and Social Research, Italy.
- Dr Asimina Christoforou is at the Department of International and European Economic Studies, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece
- Michele Mosca is an associate professor of Economic Policy at the Department of Political Science, University of Naples, Federico II, Italy