Demos-Ethos: A Framework to Study the Basque and Icelandic Cases through Critical Social Innovation and Applied Ethics

Innovation: The European Journal of Social Science Research (2015)

31 Pages Posted: 9 Oct 2014 Last revised: 22 Nov 2015

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Antonio Casado da Rocha

University of the Basque Country

Igor Calzada

University of Oxford, Future of Cities Programme & Urban Transformations ESRC portfolio, COMPAS; European Commission, DG Joint Research Centre (JRC), Centre for Advanced Studies

Date Written: March 1, 2015

Abstract

This paper presents a framework informed by two disciplines, Social Innovation and Applied Ethics, to be used in an on-going analysis of territorial democratic systems. The time frame chosen for the case studies is the period before and after the 2008 global crisis. In Iceland the crisis had an economic and political aspect affecting the self-understanding of the territory as a whole. In the Basque Country it also deals with the current peace process to settle down political violence and its causes. In both cases there are deep underlying value issues, but this paper introduces the results obtained in Iceland. While its democratic system has proven to be able to contest the causes of the crisis, there is no definitive evidence that the re-examination process that was opened on 6th October 2008 is resolved yet.

Keywords: democracy, regeneration, Iceland, Basque Country, critical social innovation, applied ethics

Suggested Citation

Casado da Rocha, Antonio and Calzada, Igor, Demos-Ethos: A Framework to Study the Basque and Icelandic Cases through Critical Social Innovation and Applied Ethics (March 1, 2015). Innovation: The European Journal of Social Science Research (2015), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2506946 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2506946

Antonio Casado da Rocha

University of the Basque Country

Barrio Sarriena s/n
Leioa, Bizkaia 48940
Spain

Igor Calzada (Contact Author)

University of Oxford, Future of Cities Programme & Urban Transformations ESRC portfolio, COMPAS ( email )

58 Banbury Road
Oxford, OX2 6QS
United Kingdom

HOME PAGE: http://www.igorcalzada.com

European Commission, DG Joint Research Centre (JRC), Centre for Advanced Studies ( email )

United Kingdom

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