Social Innovation Theory & Practice
This course introduces students to the theory and practice of social innovation, i.e. developing and implementing novel solutions to thorny and wicked social and environmental problems such as climate change, global health, poverty, inequality, etc. that require institutional change and generatively challenging the fundamental assumptions of how these problems are addressed. These innovative solutions are also more effective, sustainable or just than existing solution and for which the value created accrues primarily to the society than a whole rather to private individuals.