Social Innovation without Social Justice: Disbanding the Victim Market

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The Primrose Hall Publishing Group
Publication Type:
Journal Article
Citation:
International Journal of Innovation Creativity and Change, 2013, 1 (1), pp. 1 - 8
Issue Date:
2013-01
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This paper argues that social innovation requires dispensing with social justice as a goal. Why? Despite the best of intentions of advocates of social justice, the outcomes of social justice initiatives are axiomatically perverse. I argue that advocates of social justice, rather than the ostensible target populations they champion, are the primary beneficiaries of social justice initiatives (Sinclair, 2000; Sinclair, 2002). This seemingly counter-intuitive effect is caused by the field of social justice activity itself, which has become a market in victim circumstances.
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