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Challenges of rising inequalities and the quest for inclusive and sustainable development

Brundenius, Claes LU (2016) In Universities, Inclusive Development and Social Innovation: An International Perspective p.9-48
Abstract

This chapter provides the conceptual and contextual backdrop for the case studies in this volume. The chapter discusses some of the challenges that the world is currently confronting in addition to environmental degradation and climate change: rising income and wealth concentration, with social exclusion and the marginalization of many segments of the population. This is a trend in developed and developing countries alike. The chapter deals with the growth and impact of global capitalism and discusses the imperative of inclusive development policies to address and fi nd solutions to these issues. Alternative measures of economic and social progress are discussed. The chapter also looks at social innovation and social entrepreneurship... (More)

This chapter provides the conceptual and contextual backdrop for the case studies in this volume. The chapter discusses some of the challenges that the world is currently confronting in addition to environmental degradation and climate change: rising income and wealth concentration, with social exclusion and the marginalization of many segments of the population. This is a trend in developed and developing countries alike. The chapter deals with the growth and impact of global capitalism and discusses the imperative of inclusive development policies to address and fi nd solutions to these issues. Alternative measures of economic and social progress are discussed. The chapter also looks at social innovation and social entrepreneurship and discusses why these concepts are different from traditional ways of looking at innovations. Finally, the chapter looks at the growth of the so-called Third Sector and discusses to what extent it can deliver innovational solutions to social problems, where both the business sector and the public sector have failed.

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Democratization of innovation, Inclusive development, Income inequalities, Social innovation, Sustainable development, Third Sector
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Universities, Inclusive Development and Social Innovation: An International Perspective
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40 pages
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Springer International Publishing
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9783319437002
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10.1007/978-3-319-43700-2_2
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  keyword      = {Democratization of innovation,Inclusive development,Income inequalities,Social innovation,Sustainable development,Third Sector},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {01},
  pages        = {9--48},
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  series       = {Universities, Inclusive Development and Social Innovation: An International Perspective},
  title        = {Challenges of rising inequalities and the quest for inclusive and sustainable development},
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  year         = {2016},
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