Social innovation in welfare practices: identification, idealisation and shame
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Roskilde University, Denmark
Publication date: October 2020
This article was made available online on September 21, 2020 as a Fast Track article with title: "Social innovation in welfare practices: identification, idealisation and shame".
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