Social innovation, political activism and solidarity: insights from the pandemic crisis

Journal title TERRITORIO
Author/s Maria Dodaro, Carlotta Mozzana, Marcello Anselmo
Publishing Year 2022 Issue 2021/99 Language English
Pages 6 P. 61-66 File size 166 KB
DOI 10.3280/TR2021-099009
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This article investigates the relationship between social innovation, solidarity and experiences of socio-political activism at the urban level by researching local responses to the social crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic in Milan and Naples. The study analyses the role of some urban self-organised groups against the social effects of isolation and the dynamics of de-politicisation and re-politicisation underlying the governance of the emergency. In addition, it highlights how the extent of the crisis can, on the one hand, push towards unprecedented coalitions potentially able to re-politicise local governance and, on the other, promote a convergence towards the logic of the ‘post-welfare city’, which risks neutralising the innovative effect of the transformations.

Keywords: social solidarity; social innovation; pandemic

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Maria Dodaro, Carlotta Mozzana, Marcello Anselmo, Social innovation, political activism and solidarity: insights from the pandemic crisis in "TERRITORIO" 99/2021, pp 61-66, DOI: 10.3280/TR2021-099009