1963-2013 - 50 years of Research for Social Change

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UNRISD pursues an active and varied publications programme, which includes in-house and commercially published books, special reports, programme and occasional papers, as well as newsletters on specific events and the Institute’s work in general.

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The Hidden Side of Social and Solidarity Economy: Social Movements and the “Translation” of SSE into Policy (Latin America)

August 2014

The Hidden Side of Social and Solidarity Economy: Social Movements and the “Translation” of SSE into Policy (Latin America)

Author: Ana Cecilia Dinerstein

This paper addresses another concern resulting from this disposition of international development policy with regards to social movements—namely, the process of translation of SSE practices into state policy. Translation here refers to the processes, mechanisms and dynamics through which the state incorporates into policy the cooperative and solidarity ethos of SSE practised by social movements. The problem that arises is that the state tends to fit SSE into the logic of power rather than enabling the transformative aspects of SSE to flourish.

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Policy Actors and Policy Making for Better Migrant Health in China: From a Policy Network Perspective

July 2014

Policy Actors and Policy Making for Better Migrant Health in China: From a Policy Network Perspective

Author: Yapeng Zhu, Kinglun Ngok, Wenmin Li

Given the phenomenal scale of internal migration in China, migrant health has become a prominent policy issue. Various policy actors are now involved in the development of migrant health policy. However, little is known about who the main policy actors are, what roles they play, how they interact with each other, and how they might improve their collaboration for better migrant health. This paper aims to identify the main policy actors and explore their roles in migrant health policy making.

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Social and Solidarity Economy and the Challenge of Sustainable Development

July 2014

Social and Solidarity Economy and the Challenge of Sustainable Development

This position paper has been prepared by members and observers of the United Nations Inter-Agency Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy. It responds to the concern that the process of crafting a post-2015 development agenda and set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has paid insufficient attention to the role of what is becoming increasingly known as the Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE). Also available in Portuguese and Spanish.

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Burden of Disease in China: Contrasting Disease Burden Patterns of the General and the Migrant Workers Populations

July 2014

Burden of Disease in China: Contrasting Disease Burden Patterns of the General and the Migrant Workers Populations

Author: Alexander Kraemer, Florian Fischer, Dietrich Plass, Paulo Pinheiro, Li Ling, Yuanyuan Sang, Jianli Kan, Heiko J. Jahn

This paper aims at describing the disease burdens of migrants and their specific health needs in contrast to the general population. Assuming that several diseases are more frequent in the migrant population, the literature review illustrates the relevance and challenges of selected diseases for this subpopulation. It further discusses the potential influence of this large subpopulation on the health status of the general Chinese population.

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La Consolidación de las Iniciativas de Economía Social y Solidaria: Alcances y Desafíos—Aproximación a Partir del Análisis de Procesos de Recuperación de Empresas de Argentina

July 2014

La Consolidación de las Iniciativas de Economía Social y Solidaria: Alcances y Desafíos—Aproximación a Partir del Análisis de Procesos de Recuperación de Empresas de Argentina

Author: María Victoria Deux Marzi

En el presente trabajo se describen y analizan procesos de recuperación de empresas desarrollados en Argentina durante el período 2000-2010. Entendemos por tales los procesos iniciados a partir de la quiebra o cierre de una empresa y de la decisión de los trabajadores de continuar con la actividad productiva y de asumir ellos mismos la gestión de la unidad económica. En las conclusiones observamos que cuanto menores sean las presiones para la competencia mercantil, mayores serán los espacios para construir dispositivos organizativos y de gestión que se distancien de los característicos del ciclo anterior y al mismo tiempo de las lógicas del mercado.

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