Encyclopedia of the Social and Solidarity Economy

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Encyclopedia of the Social and Solidarity Economy

A Collective Work of the United Nations Inter-Agency Task Force on SSE (UNTFSSE)

9781803920917 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Ilcheong Yi, United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD), Switzerland, et al
Publication Date: February 2023 ISBN: 978 1 80392 091 7 Extent: c 512 pp
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Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd in partnership with United Nations Inter-Agency Task Force on SSE (UNTFSSE)

The Encyclopedia of the Social and Solidarity Economy is a comprehensive reference text that explores how the social and solidarity economy (SSE) plays a significant role in creating and developing economic activities in alternative ways. In contrast to processes involving commodification, commercialisation, bureaucratisation and corporatisation, the SSE reasserts the place of ethics, social well-being and democratic decision-making in economic activities and governance. Identifying and analysing a myriad of issues and topics associated with the SSE, the Encyclopedia broadens the knowledge base of diverse actors of the SSE, including practitioners, activists and policymakers.

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Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd in partnership with United Nations Inter-Agency Task Force on SSE (UNTFSSE)

The Encyclopedia of the Social and Solidarity Economy is a comprehensive reference text that explores how the social and solidarity economy (SSE) plays a significant role in creating and developing economic activities in alternative ways. In contrast to processes involving commodification, commercialisation, bureaucratisation and corporatisation, the SSE reasserts the place of ethics, social well-being and democratic decision-making in economic activities and governance. Identifying and analysing a myriad of issues and topics associated with the SSE, the Encyclopedia broadens the knowledge base of diverse actors of the SSE, including practitioners, activists and policymakers.

Analysing the role of SSE organisations and enterprises in enhancing wellbeing, planetary health and democracy at various levels and their contribution to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, the Encyclopedia invaluably summarises knowledge about the key aspects of the SSE. Accomplished researchers depart from traditional nationalistic, Eurocentric and trans-Atlantic perspectives to explain the SSE from a global perspective with a focus on untold stories of its development in both developing and developed countries.

A collective work of the UN Inter-Agency Task Force on SSE (UNTFSSE), this Encyclopedia will serve as an essential tool for scholars and students of comparative social policy, international economics, management studies and economic sociology.

Key Features:

• 57 entries
• Clearly organised into thematic sections addressing histories, concepts and theories, actors and organisations, development, and environment and governance
• Breaks down the complex relationship between economic, social and political dimensions in an accessible way

Critical Acclaim
‘A comprehensive overview that clearly demonstrates the significant contribution of the Social and Solidarity Economy in addressing the leading issues of our time, including globalization, social justice and inequalities. This is an important resource for researchers, policymakers and other stakeholders which can be leveraged for promoting inclusive and sustainable development.’
– Li Junhua, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations

‘A product of the UN Inter-Agency Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy (UNTFSSE) Knowledge Hub, the Encyclopaedia of the Social and Solidarity Economy is a welcome contribution to our stock of knowledge on the topic. I applaud our colleagues in the United Nations Research Institute on Social Development (UNRISD), a co-founder and member of the UNTFSSE, for putting this comprehensive reference text together. It will be a useful resource as the International Labour Organization and its constituents seek to implement the conclusions on decent work and the social and solidarity economy, adopted at the 110th International Labour Conference in June 2022.’
– Guy Ryder, Director-General, International Labour Oganization

‘This magnificent work captures the rich diversity of experiences, backgrounds and visions of those of us who work in people-centered economics. It is, therefore, an essential tool for consolidating a paradigm of international cooperation that makes an effective impact in each territory.’
– Ariel E. Guarco, President of the International Cooperative Alliance, Belgium
Contributors
Contributors include: Kunle Akingbola, Edith Archambault, Bipasha Baruah, Suzanne Bergeron, Riccardo Bodini, Marie J. Bouchard, Ignacio Bretos, Samuel Bruelisauer, Carol Brunt, Gilles Caire, Christina A. Clamp, Kate Cooney, Jacques Defourny, Luciane Lucas dos Santos, Susanne Elsen, Anjel Errasti, Jean-Marc Fontan, Bruno Frère, Giulia Galera, Laurent Gardin, Cynthia Giagnocavo, Leila Giannetto, Jean-Pierre Girard, Jessica Gordon-Nembhard, Stephen Healy, Ana Inés Heras, David Hiez, Judith Hitchman, Caroline Shenaz Hossein, Ajowa Nzinga Ifateyo, Denison Jayasooria, Hamish Jenkins, Christian Jetté, Waltteri Katajamäki, Jean-Louis Laville, Sang-Youn Lee, Catherine Lenzi, Benoît Lévesque, Carmen Marcuello, Marguerite Mendell, Luis Razeto Migliaro, Beverley Mullings, Peter North, Marthe Nyssens, Mary O’Shaughnessy, Saoirse C. O’Shea, Tinyan Otuomagie, Christabell, P.J., Francesca Petrella, Alice Pittini, Yvon Poirier, Kiran Kamal Prasad, Vincenza Priola, Smita Ramnarain, Darryl Reed, Nadine Richez-Battesti, Anabel Rieiro, Andrea Salustri, Gianluca Salvatori, Raymond Saner, Lichia Saner-Yiu, Chiyoge B. Sifa, Dražen Šimleša, Colleen E. Tapley, Jeová Torres Silva Junior, Peter Utting, Yves Vaillancourt, Davorka Vidović, Sharon D. Wright Austin, Ilcheong Yi
Contents
Contents:

Preface xviii
PART I HISTORIES, CONCEPTS AND THEORIES
1 Activism and social movements 2
Hamish Jenkins and Yvon Poirier
2 Community economies 12
Stephen Healy, Ana Inés Heras and Peter North
3 Contemporary understandings 19
Peter Utting
4 Ecological economics 27
Dražen Šimleša
5 Feminist economics 37
Suzanne Bergeron
6 Globalization and alter-globalization 44
Carmen Marcuello, Anjel Errasti and Ignacio Bretos
7 Heterodox economics 53
Jean-Louis Laville
8 Indigenous economies 61
Luciane Lucas dos Santos
9 Moral economy and human economy 68
Jean-Louis Laville
10 Origins and histories 73
Jean-Louis Laville
11 Postcolonial theories 83
Luciane Lucas dos Santos
12 The Black social economy 92
Sharon D. Wright Austin
13 The commons 97
Anabel Rieiro

PART II ACTORS AND ORGANIZATIONS
14 African American and distributive justice 106
Jessica Gordon-Nembhard and Ajowa Nzinga Ifateyo
15 Associations and associationalism 114
Bruno Frère and Laurent Gardin
16 Community-based organizations 122
Kiran Kamal Prasad
17 Cooperatives and mutuals 132
Chiyoge B. Sifa and Caroline Shenaz Hossein
18 LGBT inclusion 139
Vincenza Priola and Saoirse C. O’Shea
19 Migrants and refugees 148
Giulia Galera and Leila Giannetto
20 Activism and social movements 156
Edith Archambault
21 Social enterprises 164
Jacques Defourny and Marthe Nyssens
22 Women’s self-help groups 173
Christabell P.J.
23 Youth 181
Davorka Vidović

PART III LINKAGES TO DEVELOPMENT
24 Care and home support services 188
Christian Jetté, Yves Vaillancourt and Catherine Lenzi
25 Culture, sports and leisure sectors 195
Nadine Richez-Battesti and Francesca Petrella
26 Education sector 201
Christina A. Clamp and Colleen E. Tapley
27 Energy, water and waste management sectors 210
Waltteri Katajamäki
28 Finance sector 217
Riccardo Bodini and Gianluca Salvatori
29 Food and agriculture sector 225
Judith Hitchman
30 Gender equality and empowerment 232
Bipasha Baruah
31 Health and care sector 241
Jean-Pierre Girard
32 Housing sector 249
Alice Pittini
33 Information and communication technology (ICT) 256
Raymond Saner, Lichia Saner-Yiu and Samuel Bruelisauer
34 Local community development 265
Luis Razeto Migliaro
35 Peace and non-violence 273
Smita Ramnarain
36 Reduction of hunger and poverty 282
Judith Hitchman
37 Reduction of multidimensional inequalities 288
Andrea Salustri
38 Social services 296
Susanne Elsen
39 Sustainable investment, production and consumption 304
Cynthia Giagnocavo
40 The Sustainable Development Goals 311
Denison Jayasooria and Ilcheong Yi
41 Tourism sector 322
Gilles Caire
42 Work integration 330
Kate Cooney, Marthe Nyssens and Mary O’Shaughnessy

PART IV ENABLING ENVIRONMENT AND GOVERNANCE
43 Access to markets 339
Darryl Reed
44 Co-optation, isomorphism and instrumentalisation 349
Nadine Richez-Battesti and Francesca Petrella
45 Financing 357
Gianluca Salvatori and Riccardo Bodini
46 Legal frameworks and laws 366
David Hiez
47 Local and territorial development plans 373
Hamish Jenkins
48 Management 383
Sang-Youn Lee
49 Participation, governance, collective action and democracy 389
Jeová Torres Silva Junior
50 Partnership and co-construction 395
Marguerite Mendell
51 Public policy 401
Peter Utting
52 Resilience in the context of multiple crises 410
Beverley Mullings and Tinyan Otuomagie
53 Social policy 417
Ilcheong Yi
54 Statistical measurement 426
Marie J. Bouchard
55 Supporting organizations and intermediaries 435
Hamish Jenkins
56 The institutional ecosystem 445
Jean-Marc Fontan and Benoît Lévesque
57 Working conditions and wages 454
Kunle Akingbola and Carol Brunt

Index 464
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