Social and Political Innovation


  • Gabriel Sebe

This program is aimed at defining and developing a national strategy for the conversion of human resources into human capital, having as a basis the social models nurtured by Romanian scientists at the beginning of the 20th century as well as current approaches in the European Union.


Path Dependence and Social Innovation

One of the most appealing differences between the way in which processes are studied in the natural and social sciences, respectively, stems from the different meaning taken by the concept of path dependence. Following the insights provided by Xenopol and his succession series approach, this component will explore the manner in which mathematical thought can be employed for investigating the design of relevant models related to social innovation. 


Innovation Ethics and Profit

In political marketing, the notion of social transaction appears as the underlying basis, irrespective of its tangible or intangible representation; of its divergence or convergence with collective perceptions in terms of ethics or social justice; of its efficient or inefficient effects in terms of wealth; of its ideological map implications with regard to public or private interest. That is why one should not ignore the understanding from a theoretical, applied, practical or commercial perspective of invention and innovation processes. While the focus will remain on the realm of political marketing such issues reverberate just as well into other interrelated fields where we deal with social learning and not mere communication. In political marketing terms, it is of outmost importance to incorporate the notion of profit not in solely economic terms, but also in a manner compatible to the extended notion of capital fostered by Spiru Haret.






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