1963-2013 - 50 years of Research for Social Change

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Publications


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 Political Economy of Pension Re-Reform in Chile and Argentina: Toward More Inclusive Protection

April 2014

The Political Economy of Pension Re-Reform in Chile and Argentina: Toward More Inclusive Protection

Author: Katja Hujo, Mariana Rulli

This paper argues that reforms implemented in 2008, the re-nationalization of the private pension funds in Argentina and the introduction of a social pension in Chile have moved both countries toward greater social inclusion in old-age protection.

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Monnaie Complémentaire versus Microcrédit Solidaire et Tontines: Contribution Comparée à un Développement Solidaire Local (Document Occasionnel)

March 2014

Monnaie Complémentaire versus Microcrédit Solidaire et Tontines: Contribution Comparée à un Développement Solidaire Local (Document Occasionnel)

Author: Jean-Michel Servet

Depuis la première moitié du dix-neuvième siècle, sont apparus sous des formes diverses des propositions et des projets visant à assurer un développement local solidaire par un mécanisme monétaire et financier. On les aborde aujourd’hui sous la dénomination de “microcrédit solidaire” et monnaies “complémentaires, alternatives, citoyennes ou sociales”. De façon informelle, existent depuis des temps immémoriaux sous différents modèles des associations d’épargne et de prêt connues sous le terme en français de tontines.

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Estrategias de Supervivencia y Elaboración de Políticas Públicas: El Papel de la Economía Social y Solidaria en Latinoamérica y la Contribución de Brasil hacia la Construcción de Políticas Emancipadoras (Documento Ocasional)

March 2014

Estrategias de Supervivencia y Elaboración de Políticas Públicas: El Papel de la Economía Social y Solidaria en Latinoamérica y la Contribución de Brasil hacia la Construcción de Políticas Emancipadoras (Documento Ocasional)

Author: Leandro Morais

El creciente impacto global de la Economía Social y Solidaria (ESS) en los ámbitos económico, social y político se fundamenta en un nuevo modelo de interacción entre gobiernos y sociedad civil. Aun siendo aplicado de forma heterogénea, la ESS deviene un mecanismo de apoyo e impulso social con voluntad transformativa, sustentado en valores como la integración social o la erradicación de la pobreza. Es si cabe más destacable el caso de América Latina por la creciente trascendencia de la ESS en la aplicación de las políticas públicas. La aplicación de las políticas públicas en el ámbito de la ESS presenta ciertos retos y restricciones inherentes relativas a su dimensión inestable, así como diversas tensiones teóricas y conceptuales. El apoyo institucional y la creación de un marco regulador integrado y eficaz puede contrarrestar estas carencias y garantizar el papel de la ESS en el progreso socioeconómico de los respectivos países.

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Toward an Epistemological Foundation for Social and Solidarity Economy (Occasional Paper)

March 2014

Toward an Epistemological Foundation for Social and Solidarity Economy (Occasional Paper)

Author: Anup Dash

In the absence of conceptual advances with strong ontological foundations, the author argues, social and solidarity economy (SSE), a science-in-the-making, cannot go very far in framing discourses and in engaging with the bigger picture, as an alternative to the crises-ridden “dominant economic paradigm”. The context today holds great promise for an epistemological revolution to construct a coherent theoretical framework for SSE with a strong explanatory power, which would enable us to gain the confidence to think of SSE more boldly and to develop SSE as a new scientific theory for explaining, organizing and developing well-governed sustainable institutional practices with a fundamental change in the intent and content of our economic life.

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Social and Solidarity Economy: Between Emancipation and Reproduction (Occasional Paper)

March 2014

Social and Solidarity Economy: Between Emancipation and Reproduction (Occasional Paper)

Author: Joana S. Marques

The purpose of this paper is to critically examine SSE in light of these different trends, while also addressing the issue of market and state relations. The paper presents a theoretical reflection and an empirical comparative analysis of the cases of Brazil and Portugal, which illustrate the different trends and challenges that SSE faces.

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