Social and Solidarity Economy: Beyond the Fringe - Just Sustainabilities (Paperback)Peter Utting (editor), Beatrice Alain (author of contributions), Suzanne Bergeron (author of contributions), Stephen Healy (author of contributions), Carina Millstone (author of contributions), Benedicte Fonteneau (author of contributions), Georgina M. Gomez (author of contributions), Marguerite Mendell (author of contributions), Paul Nelson (author of contributions), John-Justin McMurtry (author of contributions)
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Publisher: Zed Books Ltd
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 544 g
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 138 mm
'Social and Solidarity Economy is essential reading for understanding this growing international citizen-based movement for a more inclusive and democratic economy. Each chapter illustrates how the social and solidarity economy can actively contribute to the emergence of a new, more sustainable and equitable development model for our planet.'
Nancy Neamtan, Chantier de l'economie sociale of Quebec
'This book is a major pioneering work which critically documents the role and potential, as well as the challenges, of the social and solidarity economy in a worldwide perspective. It also reflects the leadership of UNRISD and the persistent efforts of Peter Utting to place SSE in the debates within and around the United Nations system.'
Jacques Defourny, Centre for Social Economy, HEC-University of Liege, Belgium
'The growing presence of the social and solidarity economy on all continents points to the real possibility of social, civic, ecological and technological changes that are conducive to more human-oriented growth models. This book demonstrates clearly how the social and solidarity economy can play its full role, without borders, as a friend of the Earth and of humankind.'
Thierry Jeantet, president of the the Mont-Blanc Meetings and author of Des Croissances
'Coming at a time when citizens around the world are searching for economic and organizational alternatives to the prevailing neoliberal economic model, and full of convincing examples and practical solutions, this book is a source of inspiration for everyone.'
Jurgen Schwettmann, director, Department for Partnerships and Field Support, International Labour Organization
'By examining the conditions for scaling up social and solidarity economy, this book brings the politics of emancipation into the sustainable, inclusive and right-based development agenda. It does so in a reflexive and inspiring manner, pointing to spaces and strategies for capacity building, institutional innovation and social change, without neglecting either the internal constraints or the oppositional forces.'
Isabelle Hillenkamp, IRD-CESSMA
'This book provides a progressive assessment of the history, theory, practice and potential of SSE over a wide geographical range. It is particularly good on scaling up to meet the challenges of competition and partnership with state, corporate and popular economies today.'
Keith Hart, London School of Economics and Political Science and the University of Pretoria