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Gudrun-Christine Schimpf currently works at the Centre for Social Investment and Innovations, Heidelberg University where she does research on social innovation, philanthrophy, social and cultural history. She has many years of experience in interdisciplinary and international projects. Now Gudrun is part of the RUN project financed by the BMBF. She is also researcher and coordinator of 'Philanthropy, Giving and Collecting in the Longue Durée. Pathways to an intercultural analysis".
Today we face many societal problems, such as climate degradation, energy shortages, increasing inequality, and demographic change. Solutions for these problems require far-reaching changes and new and untried approaches. Social Innovation (SI) could be a significant factor in tackling the challenges to come. The ‘reflection on the long-term effect...
Soziale Innovationen können, ähnlich wie technische Innovationen, neben beabsichtigten auch unbeabsichtigte oder unerwünschte, oft erst langfristig sichtbare Folgen für die Gesellschaft haben. Wie die gegenständliche Studie zeigt, hat sich hinsichtlich der Wirkungsanalyse und -messung von sozialen und damit gesellschaftlichen Auswirkungen mittlerwe...
The basis of this chapter is a comprehensive case study on freshwater supply in European countries from the nineteenth century to the present. First, the chapter introduces the different phases of freshwater supply during that time span as well as various modes of provision (self-provision, informal provision, market provision, public provision, an...
The chapter deals with the trajectory of social housing as a social innovation in European countries from the nineteenth century to the present. The long-term analysis of this comprehensive case study is guided by the Extended Social Grid Model (ESGM). Following a short description of seven different phases of social housing, the chapter turns to t...
This chapter addresses key issues that public policy seeking to support social innovation faces. Combining theoretical insights of the Extended Social Grid Model with empirical results obtained from EU policy surveys and case studies, it identifies key policy implications and recommendations. It first introduces key notions for social innovation po...
This chapter revisits the Extended Social Grid Model based on empirical work exploring the model. It summarizes the main findings around four basic points: first, the need to move beyond economic space as markets if social innovation for the marginalized is to be analysed in its full complexity and the variety of provision appreciated beyond a redu...
This chapter describes two empirical approaches with which social innovation and its potentially transformative role can be studied. Both are oriented towards the Extended Social Grid Model (ESGM) and strive to bring its abstract categories on the ground and facilitate empirical analyses; first an analysis of long-term comprehensive case studies; a...
Theater und Konzertgesellschaften, Museen und Bibliotheken waren Bestandteil der bürgerlichen Lebenswelt und spiegelten die Entfaltung urbanen Lebens in den Städten des ausgehenden 19. und beginnenden 20. Jahrhunderts wider. Zugleich stellten sie einen Teil der städtischen Repräsentation und des Renommees einer Stadt dar. Kultureinrichtungen diente...
Philanthropy, endowments, giving and collecting play a central role in social cohesion, in orientation to the common good and the preservation of cultural heritage. The common good and cultural heritage must not be equated with social integration, but should also be viewed in terms of tension and conflict, and not only in the Western European context of our time. However, corresponding theoretical models are almost exclusively oriented to this context. Through interdisciplinary cooperation of the three humanities faculties at the University of Heidelberg – the Faculties of Modern Languages and Literature, Philosophy and Theology –together with the Faculties of Law, of Behavioural and Cultural Studies, and of Economics and Social Sciences, the project aims to develop the foundations for a diachronically and cross-culturally sustainable theory of philanthropy by combining social science modelling with perspectives from outside Western Europe from the fields of antiquity, regional studies, and religious studies. Based on this preliminary work, a larger research cluster is to be prepared for further elaboration and empirical foundation with the participation of further disciplines. The Centre for Social Investment and Innovation (CSI) forms the social science component of the network and joins forces with cultural studies expertise from Egyptology, Islamic Studies, and Theology to pave the exploratory way for the first three years of the project.
Besides intended consequences, social innovations, like technical ones, can have unintended or undesired consequences for society, often only visible in the long term. The aim of this joint study by JOANNEUM RESEARCH POLICIES and the Center for Social Investment and Innovation at Heidelberg University is to explore if there are any concepts available so far to capture and evaluate the (potential) impacts of social innovations. This study was financed by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).