In the last months I have been reflecting — especially in my blog in Spanish, SociedadRed, but also here — on the impact of ICTs on political institutions, and how these institutions are — or, in my opinion, should — adapting to new forms of participation and citizen organization.
I have especially addressed the highly innovative environment of these social practices, and thus (re)approached innovation, open innovation and social innovation but now under the new light of political extra-representative participation, social movements, political engagement and participation that happens “under the radar” of institutions, etc.
A first result of these reflections was my paper â€œCasual Politics: From slacktivism to emergent movements and pattern recognitionâ€.
What comes now is the result of merging some partial works:
- A communication I imparted at ESADE’s conference on social innovation: Sociedad Red e InnovaciÃ³n Social.
- Another communication I imparted at University of Girona’s III International Conference on Communication and Society: InformaciÃ³, Internet i participaciÃ³ ciutadana. I
- And some reflections that I entitled Open Social Innovation.
The result of it all is a new book chapter, InnovaciÃ³ social oberta: lâ€™organitzaciÃ³ polÃtica com a plataforma [Open social innovation: the political organization as a platform], published in the book Costa i FernÃ¡ndez, L. & PuntÃ Brun, M. (Eds.), ComunicaciÃ³ pel canvi social. Reflexions i experiÃ¨ncies per una comunicaciÃ³ participativa, emancipadora i transparent. A preprint version is available for download below:
PeÃ±a-LÃ³pez, I. (2014). â€œInnovaciÃ³ social oberta: lâ€™organitzaciÃ³ polÃtica com a plataformaâ€. In Costa i FernÃ¡ndez, L. & PuntÃ Brun, M. (Eds.), ComunicaciÃ³ pel canvi social. Reflexions i experiÃ¨ncies per una comunicaciÃ³ participativa, emancipadora i transparent, 59-75. Girona: Universitat de Girona.
If you need to cite this article in a formal way (i.e. for bibliographical purposes) I dare suggest:
Peña-López, I. (2014) “Open social innovation: the political organization as a platform” In ICTlogy,
#128, May 2014. Barcelona: ICTlogy.
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