The Solidarity Economy

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Jean-Louis Laville, University of Minnesota Press, USA, 2023

Questioning the boundaries between politics and economics

The Solidarity Economy establishes how the formation of economic solidarities reveals that the boundaries between politics and economics are porous and structured such that politics, ideally a pure expression of ethics and values, is instead integrated with economic concerns. Identifying the power of contemporary social and solidarity movements, Laville examines the history of postcapitalist practices in which democratic demands invade the heart of the economy.

The practices that can carry us toward a plural economy and a plural democracy already exist; the question is what kind of social change they can bring about.

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