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The Social Economy: International Perspectives on Economic Solidarity
by Ash Amin
This book gathers together material on the social economy from around the world. The Social Economy is a topic of considerable contemporary research and policy interest. From creches to environmental services, from consumer cooperatives to social housing, governments in many countries have begun to introduce legislation to support social enterprises. Taking case studies f
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A diverse set of empirical studies on the social economy, brief but illuminating conceptual framework. The diversity of practices in what is called the social economy makes it very difficult to categorize, to establish a typology. The book presents this diversity with cases from Italy, Poland, the EU and the US and helps the reader build a more encompassing framework.