The book edited by Peter Utting critically analyzes the vast and diverse area of social and solidarity economy, emphasizing its origins and challenges. Unlike other contributions, the book adopts a non-ideological approach, and reveals tensions and contradictions inherent to the processes of the growth and expansion of the social and solidarity economy. The book is essential reading for those interested in understanding the growing grassroots experiences of groups of citizens that promote a more inclusive and democratic economy. The book will be useful to a variety of readers including actors in the field of international cooperation, researchers, activists and policy makers.
It is therefore an extremely timely book that focuses on themes often overlooked by the most of the literature, particularly the role and limits of participation and collective mobilization in constructing a new model of development that is both equitable and sustainable for our planet.
By Giulia Galera, Euricse
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