Public Policy for the Social Economy: Building a people-centred economy in Canada
This paper proposes future directions to strengthen the public policy environment for the Social Economy as a key agenda to building a more people-centred economy in Canada.
1 June 2010
Public Policy Trends and Instruments Supporting the Social Economy: International Experiences
This paper highlights public policy trends and instruments from around the world that use the Social Economy as a framework to enhance socio-economic development and environmental sustainability.
7 April 2010
Advancing the Social Economy for Socio-economic Development: International perspectives
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.
1 March 2010
The great transition:Navigating social, economic and ecological change in turbulent times
Thesis for SEE (Social,Ecological, and Economic)that combines the end usury, advances in local land reform, reconstructin of local food systems, and energy solutions that can decrease our dependence on fossil fuels.
25 February 2010
50 proposals to change the course of action: a synthesis
Synthesis of the 50 proposals of Social and Solidarity economy to face the crisis.
5 November 2009
The global financial crisis. Some ideas for the militants of solidarity economy
Should we be happy about the crisis because it means the end of a failing model or be worried about the social consecuencies it brings along?
10 April 2009
Local policies on Social and Solidarity Economy: a crucial moment
Stretegic challenges of the public policies that promote SSE at a local level
7 April 2009
Alternative analysis of the global recent crisis and how to get way with it
Does the crisis represent a momentum for solidarity economy?
10 March 2009
Benefits without production: the financial crisis as an opportunity to create a global solidarity-based economy
The deep crisis of finance and capital is the logical outcome of capitalism deficiencies, which were already present before the crisis of 1929. It is urgent to take measures on the short, medium and long term, that aim at a real integrated development of the human being, as a person and as society. An endogenous, sovereign, solidarity-based and sustainable development, from and for the people. A new indicator is needed that bring us around such a development: the Index of Gross National Happiness, developed in Buthan.
27 January 2009
Towards Solidarity Economy
Article of Infochange India, November 2008 and John Samuel's keynote speech delivered at the Asian Meeting on Solidarity Economy and Socially Responsible Business, Oct 2008
It is important for the corporate sector to move beyond the PR rhetoric of 'corporate social responsibility' to 'corporate accountability', says John Samuel, laying out the principles of the solidarity economy -- an alternative to the free-market economy -- where ethics of production, markets, investment and consumption is central to promoting sustainability.
20 November 2008
Exchanging Visions of a responsible, plural and solidarity economy
Contribution to the systematization, the dissemination of ideas, tesis and practices that demonstrate that another world and another humang being is possible.
30 October 2008
ENDOGENOUS DEVELOPMENT AND A SOUTH AMERICAN FINANCIAL ARCHITECTURE
Paper prepared for the Seminar, Beyond Bretton Woods: the Transnational Economy in search for New Institutions", Mexico City, October 15-17, 2008
The paper summarizes some of the main arguments related to the creation of a new financial architecture for the region.
20 October 2008
Neoliberal financial globalization: CAPITALISM'S GRAVE ILLNESS
Artcile for Echoes, October 2008.
Today the bubble of international speculation is formed by all the moneys that circulate rapidly around the world chasing opportunities to reproduce without effort, without productive work, without creating real wealth, merely by changing hands, by speculating with foreign exchange, with products that are to be produced and traded in the future, foreign debt securities from indebted countries, and even money from drug trafficking, the arms trade and other illegal and immoral activities.
15 October 2008
Solidarity economy in Brazil: a reflexion on the fisrt data of the national mapping
The 15,000 initiatives of SE identified in this mapping process show a social and economic rationality distinct from the one of capitalism.
1 August 2007
Solidarity economy: from local initiatives to public action
Introduction to an issue of the Revue Tiers Monde (quarterly review published by the Institut d'Etude sur le Développement Economique et Social, Université de Paris 1) dedicated to the solidarity economy in southern countries. (Revue Tiers Monde, no. 190, July-August 2007, p. 1-9 - firstname.lastname@example.org
1 July 2007
3. A new International Financial Architecture: a proposal
A proposal for a new international financial architecture with an International Board of Arbitration for Sovereign Debt.
31 March 2005
A "male" or "female" economy?
An article from the newspaper Folha de São Paulo, Brazil.
30 March 2005
Collaboration between Self-Managed Businesses, the End of Money and the Restoration of Social Credit
Presentation at the 2nd International Social and Solidarity-based Economy Forum, Dec. 2004, Mexico. (Text available in French and Castilian only.)
13 December 2004
The solidarity economy and the alternative globalization proposal
The striking events of the World Social Forums, succeeded by the entry of new actors into the Brazilian political scenario launched in 2003, involved a set of both promising and unknown new possibilities for the solidarity economy.
20 November 2004
Elaboration of the concept of ecological debt - Executive Summary
An executive summary, in English and Dutch, of a five-part report on ecological debt. It can also be downloaded from the website of the Centre for Sustainable Development (Ghent University), where the full report is available, as well as a Powerpoint presentation with an overview of the main results: http://cdonet.rug.ac.be/onderzoek/ecological_debt
1 September 2004
A well-being manifesto for a flourishing society
A well-being manifesto from NEF (New Economics Foundation) which seeks to answer the question "what would politics look like if promoting people's well-being was one of government's main aims?"
1 September 2004
Social return indicators or economic impact indicators? How to define and build them. How to assess the social and economic impact in terms of the social economy and of community action?
A report by the CSMO Économie sociale et action communautaire, Montreal, Quebec
1 April 2004
Solidarity Economics: Strategies for Building New Economies From the Bottom-Up and the Inside-Out
A pamphlet written as an adaptation and synthesis of some solidarity economy concepts with other streams of thought and practice. The authors aim is to help open space for useful conversations about a practice of solidarity economics that is adapted to the particular political, economic, and cultural conditions that are being faced in the United States.
1 February 2004
Solidarity Economy and the Rebirth of a Matristic Human Society
A document taken from the panel: "Towards Peoples Economy: Realities and Strategies from Local to Global" at the 2004 World Social Forum in Mumbai, India.
19 January 2004
Capitalization on the Social Issue
This document retraces the history of the "social issue" in the Alliance from 1994 to 2001. It highlights that the treatment of the social issue-from participation at the UN Social Development Summit to the construction of the Solidarity Socioeconomy Workgroup-had many shapes and evolutions.
28 November 2003
Charter for guiding the exercise of socioeconomic responsibilities
The question of social responsibility is central to the ethical and economic reflection of Amartya Sem, Nobel Economics Prize winner in 1998. The link between ethics and economy is the theme of her work "Economy is a Moral Science" (Sem, 1999). Based on quotes from Sem's text, it seemed possible to the author that a charter of social and socioeconomic responsibilities could be drawn up.
1 March 2003
Fair Trade, Consumer Responsibility and the Cooperative Movement
Summary of the round table and workshops on Fair Trade, Consumer Responsibility and the Cooperative Movement during the 2003 World Social Forum, Porto Alegre, Brazil.
30 January 2003
This Proposal Paper is a summary of the work by the Solidarity Finance Workshop.
1 November 2001
Feminist Ecological Economics
The paper presents the theoretical foundations as well as the theoretical contributions of Feminist Ecological Economics. In addition, it provides some applications of Feminist Ecological Economics and discusses future trends and perspectives.
1 November 2001