Outreach Activities


Social Innovation and Democratic Leadership

Parés, M.; Ospina, S. & Subirats, J. 2017. Social Innovation and Democratic Leadership. Communitites and Social Change from Below. Edward Elgar Publishing: Chelnteham. ISBN 978 1 78536 788 5. [ View ]

Parés, M.; Blanco, I.; Fernández, C. 2017. “Facing the Great Recession in deprived urban areas: how civic capacity contributes to neighborhood resilience”. City & Community (forthcoming).

Eizaguirre, S.; Parés, M. 2017. “La dimensió territorial de la innovació social: una mostra de pràctiques de lideratge col·lectiu a Nou Barris Nord i Sants” Documents d’Anàlisi Geogràfica (forthcoming).


Parés, M.; Eizaguirre, S. 2016. “Communities making social change from below: social innovation and democratic leadership in Barcelona’s disenfranchised neighbourhoods”. 24th World Congress of Political Science – IPSA. Poznan (Poland).

Parés, M. 2016. “Collective leadership practices in social innovation initiatives: communities and social change from below”. Interpretive Policy Analysis 11th International Conference – University of Hull. Hull (UK).

Parés, M.; Ospina, S.; Subirats, J.; Whittingham, M.V. 2015. Panel “Innovación Social para la resiliencia local: capacidad cívica y liderazgo colectivo en barrios desfavorecidos”. XX Congreso Internacional del CLAD. Lima (Perú).

Parés, M. 2015. “Social Innovation against the crisis: how leadership practices and civic capacity improve neighborhood development”. Smart Governance: Good Policy Design and Community Innovation. The City University of New York (CUNY). New York (USA).

Parés, M. 2015. “Social Innovation against Evictions: challenging collaborative urban governance under austerity”. Annual Conference of the Association of American Geographers. Chicago (USA).

Parés, M. 2015. “Social Innovation against the Crisis: how social organizations and public administration work together at neighborhood level”. Annual Conference of the American Society for Public Administration. Chicago (USA).



Parés, M. 2016. “Social Innovation against the Crisis”. EuroScience Open Forum. Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions satellite event. Manchester (UK).
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