9th Conference European Sociological Association

RN27 Regional Network on Southern European Societies

2009-09-03 13:30:00 2009-09-03 15:00:00 Thursday, 3 September 13:30 - 15:00 Regional Innovation Systems in Southern Europe and Sustainability Building II, Auditório C1.03

Processes of Change and Social Development in Southern Europe.The Valencian Community (Spain) as object of Study

In this communication are to the results of the I+D project "Processes of change and social development in the Valencian Community: characterization and sociological analysis of successful territorial initiatives in the creation of use and maximization of the well-being" (GVPRE/2008/318), financed by the Direction of Scientific Policy of the Valencian government, and in which the factors not exclusively economic have studied that take part in the processes of territorial development, trying to include/understand how the changes of articles of incorporation take place and specially those that they are oriented in the line of which it comes denominating "modernization" or, enunciated of more precise way, endogenous and sustainable territorial development, within the framework of the globalization.
In this sense, they are the three most excellent questions around which elements for the discussion are contributed:
I) you specify it of the models of development constructed from the local particularities and the active participation of the innovating agents, in front of the universalist models that make it depend on structural factors and that only understand the existence of a route towards the modernization.
II) the value that the non-economic variables have in the impulse of the processes of territorial development, and specially in the success of the entrepreneurs.
III) the paper that the actors carry out in the development processes, and specially its network of relations and the directions of value that constitute the nucleus of the design of their strategies.
Finally, they need which are the conditions that, in the scope of study, have made possible that the actions of the local entrepreneurs have been successful, impelling the innovation as much in the economic field as in social and the cultural one.