Quotation Novy, Andreas, Beinstein, Barbara. 2009. Transdisciplinarity and Social Innovation Research. SRE-Discussion 2009.


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This working paper dwells on the relationship between a dialogue-oriented mode of knowledge production in line with transdisciplinarity and the flourishing of a culture of socioeconomic democratisation. These scientific and cultural-political undertakings have in common an effort of bridge-building between fragmented entities, be it scientific disciplines and their mono-logical explanations or single-issue policies which foster micro-efficiency to the detriment of social cohesion and socio-economic effectiveness. The paper starts by presenting emblematically some typical problematics of social innovations which need experience-based knowledge of practitioners as well the structure-aware knowledge of scientific research. In the second section transdisciplinary research is proposed as a research programme focussing on socially relevant problems and a structured dialogue with practitioners. Transdisciplinarity is based on a two-fold-dialogue: First, it is an interdisciplinary dialogue between different disciplines which overcome their respective research programmes and paradigms and contribute their knowledge to joint-problem solving. Second, it is a dialogue of two forms of knowledge: experience-based and analyticalstructural knowledge. In the final section, the potential of this type of research is shown to address the problematics of social innovation as a research programme as well as a socially-transformative practice.

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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Working/discussion paper, preprint
Language English
Title Transdisciplinarity and Social Innovation Research
Title of whole publication SRE-Discussion 2009
Year 2009
URL http://iir-hp.wu-wien.ac.at/sre-disc/sre-disc-2009_01.pdf

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SOCIAL POLIS - Social Platform on Cities and Social Cohesion
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Novy, Andreas (Details)
Beinstein, Barbara (Former researcher)
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Institute for Multi-Level Governance and Development IN (Details)
Research areas (Ă–STAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
5105 International relations (Details)
5325 Political economics (Details)
5340 Economic history (Details)
5406 Foreign aid (Details)
5415 Economic sociology (Details)
5427 Poverty research, social exclusion (Details)
5608 Regional development planning (Details)
5610 Urban development planning (Details)
5611 Urban and regional analysis (Details)
5618 Regional economy (Details)
5912 Social sciences (interdisciplinary) (Details)
5915 Economic geography (Details)
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