Paper $33.95 ISBN: 9781783603442 Published April 2015 For sale in North and South America only
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Social and Solidarity Economy

Beyond the Fringe?

Edited by Peter Utting

Social and Solidarity Economy

Edited by Peter Utting

Distributed for Zed Books

250 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 | © 2015
Paper $33.95 ISBN: 9781783603442 Published April 2015 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $95.00 ISBN: 9781783603459 Published April 2015 For sale in North and South America only
With environmental, economic, and social crises increasing, global debate over the nature of development has brought worldwide attention on the still-evolving concept of a social and solidarity economy.”
 
Bringing together leading researchers and thinkers from around the world, Social and Solidarity Economy blends theoretical and empirical analysis and draws on case studies from a variety of countries. In so doing, this volume aims to inform a broad assortment of players, including scholars, practitioners, activists, and policy makers on the important developments in this field.
Contents

Introduction: The challenge of scaling up social and solidarity economy - Peter Utting

PART I History, theory and strategy
1 Social and solidarity economy in historical perspective - Jean-Louis Laville
2 Prometheus, Trojan horse or Frankenstein? Appraising the social and solidarity economy - John-Justin McMurtry
3 Beyond the business case: a community economies approach to gender, development and social economy - Suzanne Bergeron and Stephen Healy
4 Can social and solidarity economy organisations complement or replace publicly traded companies? - Carina Millstone
5 Scaling the social and solidarity economy: opportunities and limitations of Fairtrade practice - Darryl Reed
6 The potential and limits of farmers' marketing groups as catalysts for rural development - Roldan Muradian
7 Institutionalising the social and solidarity economy in Latin America - José Luis Coraggio
8 Rebuilding solidarity-driven economies after neoliberalism: the role of cooperatives and local developmental states in Latin America - Milford Bateman
9 Enabling the social and solidarity economy through the co-construction of public policy - Marguerite Mendell and Béatrice Alain

PART II Collective action and solidarity in practice
10 Beyond alternative food networks: Italy's solidarity purchase groups and the United States' community economies - Cristina Grasseni, Francesca Forno and Silvana Signori
11 Social and solidarity investment in microfinance - Paul Nelson
12 Balancing growth and solidarity in community currency systems: the case of the Trueque in Argentina - Georgina M. Gómez
13 State and SSE partnerships in social policy and welfare regimes: the case of Uruguay - Cecilia Rossel
14 Extending social protection in health through SSE: possibilities and challenges in West Africa - Bénédicte Fonteneau
15 Enabling agricultural cooperatives in Uganda: the role of public policy and the state - Justine Nannyonjo
16 Embeddedness and the dynamics of growth: the case of the AMUL cooperative, India - Abhijit Ghosh
17 Taking solidarity seriously: analysing Kerala's Kudumbashree as a women's SSE experiment - Ananya Mukherjee-Reed
18 Demonstrating the power of numbers: gender, solidarity and group dynamics in community forestry institutions - Bina Agarwal

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