Advancing the Social Economy for Socio- Economic Development: International perspectives

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dc.contributor.author Tremblay, Crystal
dc.date.accessioned 2009-11-26T02:37:13Z
dc.date.available 2009-11-26T02:37:13Z
dc.date.issued 2009-11-26T02:37:13Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10587/570
dc.description.abstract Concepts and frameworks for the Social Economy have been the subject of increasing attention for academic analysis, public policy by governments, and collaborative action by civil society movements, both in Canada and internationally. The growing attention to the concept of the Social Economy (SE) is indicative of efforts to address inter-related social, economic and environmental issues affecting the sustainable development of people, communities, and nations, and the inter-dependent nature of global human development. Despite the increasing application of this concept and initiatives related to it there are limited syntheses that provide a comparative picture of the evolving state of public policy internationally. This review highlights international public policies (from academic and practitioner sources) that use the Social Economy as a framework to enhance socio-economic and environmental conditions. The review aims to capture information on ways governments are creating new policy instruments that strengthens the Social Economy in response to challenges such as poverty, social exclusion, income inequality, urban decline, unemployment, environmental and ecological degradation, and community sustainability. This review is prepared for the Canadian Social Economy Hub (CSEHub), a five-year community university research alliance on the Social Economy funded by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). The findings of this review point to categories and examples of policy and program instruments used by governments and civil society in various jurisdictions internationally that may be relevant to achieving similar socio-economic development outcomes in the Canadian environment. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Social economy
dc.subject Civil society en
dc.subject Mutual associations en
dc.subject Voluntary sector en
dc.subject Non-profit sector en
dc.subject International en
dc.subject Cooperative development en
dc.subject Public policy en
dc.subject Community-economic development en
dc.subject Solidarity economy en
dc.subject Literature review en
dc.title Advancing the Social Economy for Socio- Economic Development: International perspectives en
dc.subject.sespace-research-en Social Economy & Sustainability Research Network (2005-2010)

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