Reframing the Relations of Media, Knowledge, and Innovation in Society
Edited By Hubert Knoblauch, Mark D. Jacobs and René Tuma
“Anybody got an idea?”Communicative Forms, Roles and Legitimations in the Communicative Genesis and Negotiation of Social Innovations
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“Anybody got an idea?” Communicative Forms, Roles and Legitimations in the Communicative Genesis and Negotiation of Social Innovations
Is Civil Society innovative? Locally Initiated Innovations for the Spatial Development of Problematised Urban Quarters1
“Longing for the novel” (Güntner 2004, p. 5), the preference for the new, “is virulent in public discourses and becomes the general model for social development” (Güntner 2004, p. 5). Societal developments are, in this sense, strongly connected to processes of innovation. Innovative social change is becoming a “message of salvation.” This “imperative of innovation” is reproduced by the mass media, for one hardly finds a newspaper or news program that does not stress the topic of innovation. Innovations are commonly thought to be economic or technical. However, such a narrow understanding of the term ignores the fact that social innovations are becoming increasingly important and relevant to society (cf. Howaldt & Jacobsen 2010, p. 9).