Interdisciplinarity in social innovation in the face of rural depopulation




Rural development, Depopulation, Social innovation, Interdisciplinarity, Knowledge


This article explores interdisciplinarity in social innovation facing rural depopulation. For this purpose, we analyse the diversity of disciplines involved in the social innovation initiatives registered in the database of the SIMRA research project that are addressing demographic challenges. The results of this analysis show a significant level of integration of scientific knowledge in the social innovation facing depopulation, which evidences the need for interdisciplinarity in fighting depopulation and also its analysis, as well as the existing margin for more scientific fields to participate in this type of social innovation.


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Author Biography

Diana E. Valero, University of the Highlands and Islands

Centre for Mountain Studies, Perth College


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