Fredrik Björk, Malmö University
 Active citizens The relationship between social  entrepreneurship, social innovation and  public participation? And wi...
The meaning of citizenship    Two different historical traditions:    Individual rights (status)    Obligations to a co...
Citizenship?    Relation to democracy – governance    Force of both inclusion and exclusion    Relation to socially cat...
Human agency   Citizenship as participation :    expression of agency in the political    arena   Challenging the constr...
Challenges   What is democracy?   The inactive citizen   Welfare provision by business –    influence as consumer, not ...
Importance of communityparticipation  Impact on individuals as well as on the wider   community (Putnam)  Social cohesio...
   Social innovation can also    be about being able to    take part in the community   ”The capabilities    approach” (...
   Consultations   Dialogue   Face-to-face /    web (social media)   Art/design   ”The Open Book of Social    Innovat...
 Motivation Expertise Creativity skills/ frameworkThis is valid for both social and commercialinnovation
OrganizationCommunity            Citizen/individual
 Culture & climate supportive of creativity  and innovation A social environment Feedback
 Process-oriented organizational  structure Dynamic culture Risk taking Resource availability
 Bureaucracy “by the book” Status Quo culture Power struggles Conservative environment Communication problems Only n...
 Early 20th century: FOR the citizens Late 20th century: WITH the citizens 21st century: BY the citizens Why? Citizen...
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  1. 1. Fredrik Björk, Malmö University
  2. 2.  Active citizens The relationship between social entrepreneurship, social innovation and public participation? And with sustainable development?
  3. 3. The meaning of citizenship  Two different historical traditions:  Individual rights (status)  Obligations to a community (practice)  Participation as Citizen right – antiquity, Greece, Rome  Citizenship as obligation – reaction to individualism in liberal political discourse
  4. 4. Citizenship?  Relation to democracy – governance  Force of both inclusion and exclusion  Relation to socially categories?  How to become a citizen  Q of state policy – also Q of identity
  5. 5. Human agency  Citizenship as participation : expression of agency in the political arena  Challenging the construction of people as passive victims etc.  To be a citizen – to act as a citizen  Politics with a small ”p”
  6. 6. Challenges  What is democracy?  The inactive citizen  Welfare provision by business – influence as consumer, not citizen – “marketization”
  7. 7. Importance of communityparticipation  Impact on individuals as well as on the wider community (Putnam)  Social cohesion  ”Social capital” – ”networks, norms and trust”  ”the capillaries of community life”
  8. 8.  Social innovation can also be about being able to take part in the community ”The capabilities approach” (A. Sen) If social innovation and social entrepreneurship is about citizens taking on the problems they face – then it’s obviously about governance
  9. 9.  Consultations Dialogue Face-to-face / web (social media) Art/design ”The Open Book of Social Innovation” (Young Foundation 2010)http://www.nesta.org.uk/library/documents/Social_Innovator_020310.pdf
  10. 10.  Motivation Expertise Creativity skills/ frameworkThis is valid for both social and commercialinnovation
  11. 11. OrganizationCommunity Citizen/individual
  12. 12.  Culture & climate supportive of creativity and innovation A social environment Feedback
  13. 13.  Process-oriented organizational structure Dynamic culture Risk taking Resource availability
  14. 14.  Bureaucracy “by the book” Status Quo culture Power struggles Conservative environment Communication problems Only negative feedback
  15. 15.  Early 20th century: FOR the citizens Late 20th century: WITH the citizens 21st century: BY the citizens Why? Citizens get the solution they need Greater chance of sustainability
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