This series of think pieces by scholars and practitioners working on a broad range of issues within the field of SSE is one of several activities in the UNRISD inquiry on “Potential and Limits of Social and Solidarity Economy
”. These contributions present in a succinct manner a variety of perspectives, including:
- the nature and impacts of different organizational forms, for example, cooperatives, women’s self-help groups, fair trade networks, informal workers, social entrepreneurship and social enterprise;
- the prospects for realizing the potential of SSE in different institutional and political contexts.
The think pieces are being published in the build-up to and beyond the UNRISD conference
“Potential and Limits of Social and Solidarity Economy”, which took place on 6-8 May 2013, in collaboration with the International Labour Organization and the UN Non-Governmental Liaison Service.
Conceptualizing and Locating SSE Values and Practices
- Social and Solidarity Economy: A Pathway to Socially Sustainable Development?—Peter Utting, UNRISD.
- Economía Social Solidaria: Un Camino hacia un Modelo de Desarrollo Alternativo?—Peter Utting, UNRISD
- Social Solidarity Economy: Toward convergence across continental divides—Emily Kawano, Center for Popular Economics.
- Economic ideals: Gandhian and neoliberal logics in India—Babita Bhatt, Carleton University; Samer Abdelnour, London School of Economics and Political Science; Israr Qureshi, Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
- Are Mental Models Shaping SSE Reality? Conceptualizing, Measuring and Evaluating SSE Performance—Benjamin R. Quiñones, Jr., Asian Solidarity Economy Council.
- Solidarity at Work: The Case of Mondragon—Larraitz Altuna-Gabilondo, Mondragon University.
Scaling up SSE through the Market
SSE and the State
- Moving beyond the public-private divide: Locating social entrepreneurship in the social economy—Lisa M. Hanley, Civil Society Center at Zeppelin University.
- The politics of the cooperative sector in developing countries: Insights from Argentina, Brazil and Colombia—M. Andrés Spognardi, previously of the Italian Institute of Human Sciences.
- La Economía Solidaria como política y estrategia de desarrollo. Políticas públicas, movimiento social y desafíos en Brasil—Ana Mercedes Sarria Icaza, Universidad Federal de Rio Grande do Sul.
- Legal Frameworks on Social and Solidarity Economy: What is the Role of Civil Society Organizations in Policy Making?—Rafael Peels, International Labour Organization.
- Engaging with the Social Economy in Aboriginal Australia: The Experience of Eastern Kuku Yalanji Social Entrepreneurs—Helen Murphy, James Cook University, Cairns; Marilyn Wallace, Bana Yarralji Ltd.
- Public Support for Work Integration Social Enterprises (WISEs ) in Spain. Some Lessons for More Productive Support.—Blanca Miedes Ugarte, Huelva University; Manuela A. Fernández Borrero, Huelva University.
- Social Economy Policies in Argentina: Potential and Limits for the Development of Associative and Cooperative Work—Malena Victoria Hopp, University of Buenos Aires.
- Social Economy, Culture and Identity across the Border: Lessons from the Basque Case—Xabier Itçaina, Sciences Po Bordeaux.
SSE, Resilience and Sustainability
Solidarity Finance and Complementary Currencies
- An Impossible Marriage: Solidarity Economy and Monetary Economy—Anitra Nelson, RMIT University, Melbourne.
- Want to really help expand the social and solidarity economy? Then start rethinking money! —Christian Arnsperger, FNRS (Belgium), Université catholique de Louvain and Alternative Bank Schweiz.
- Kenyan Businesswomen Transforming Slum Economies through Complementary Currencies—William O. Ruddick, Institute for Leadership and Sustainability, University of Cumbria; Morgan A. Richards, University of Oklahoma.
- Community Development Banks: Enabling Access to Finance for Poor Communities—Camille Meyer, Université libre de Bruxelles; Leonardo Leal, Federal University of Bahia.
- How to Upscale your Social Economy into a Trillion Dollar Global Market. The Convergence Paradox of Islamic Finance—Aaron Z. Pitluck, Illinois State University.
Guest Think Pieces and Blogs