The Social Economy in Quebec. Lessons and Challenges for Internationalizing Co-operation.

Marguerite Mendell, 2008

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Summary :

The Social Economy in Quebec presents lessons and challenges for internationalizing co-operation. This paper provides an overview of the contemporary social economy in Quebec, its many achievements and results in terms of job creation and the promotion of collective enterprise. The focus, however, is on the

evolution of the social economy in Quebec as a process. The analysis highlights the many elements that have allowed the social economy to assume the place it occupies in Quebec society today and the challenges that it confronts. The process of its evolution has been and will continue to be vital to the progress of the social

economy in Quebec, and it is this process that provides important lessons for other regions.