Rethinking Border Studies: Participation and Social Innovation in Border Zone Development

Authors

  • Anderson Luís do Espírito Santo Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul
  • Douglas Voks Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul

Keywords:

border studies; social innovation ecosystems; public action; pragmatism; cities.

Abstract

The study of emerging forms of public engagement and collective action is crucial for understanding the ongoing democratic dynamics, citizenship, and the constitution of the city's public problems. To recognize how the field of frontier studies is inseparable from the processes of experience of actors, this study focuses on the importance of the social innovation ecosystem (SIE) for the development of frontier zones. Specifically, this study revisits the main instruments of public management and border development policies to emphasize figures of civil society and their collective mobilizations on the Brazil-Bolivia border, recognizing social innovation initiatives and the main challenges they seek to solve. This path of public investigation allowed us to understand the territorial dimension of borders and expand their meaning as a living space by giving light to the actors' practices, identifying how they mobilize to repair socio-environmental inequalities.

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Author Biographies

Anderson Luís do Espírito Santo, Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul

Doctor in Administration from the Santa Catarina State University (Udesc). Master in Border Studies from the Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul (UFMS). Professor of the Administration course at UFMS, Campus do Pantanal. Researcher at the Center for Border Studies on Social Innovation (UFMS) and at the Center for Social Innovations in the Public Sphere (Nisp-Udesc).

E-mail: anderson84luis@gmail.com

ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0001-6507-974X

Douglas Voks, Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul

Doctor and Master in History from the Santa Catarina State University (Udesc). Professor of the History course at UFMS, Campus do Pantanal. Researcher at the Center for Border Studies on Social Innovation (UFMS).

E-mail: douglas_voks@hotmail.com

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7725-4389

Published

2021-12-01

How to Cite

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Luís do Espírito Santo A, Voks D. Rethinking Border Studies: Participation and Social Innovation in Border Zone Development. Organ. Soc. [Internet]. 2021Dec.1 [cited 2022Jan.25];28(99). Available from: https://periodicos.ufba.br/index.php/revistaoes/article/view/36562

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