Theory for Social Enterprise and Pluralism: Social Movements, Solidarity Economy, and Global South

1st Edition

Philippe Eynaud, Jean-Louis Laville, Luciane dos Santos, Swati Banerjee, Flor Avelino, Lars Hulgård

Routledge
June 6, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 232 Pages
ISBN 9780367260408 - CAT# K424673
Series: Routledge Studies in Social Enterprise & Social Innovation

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Summary

In the last decades, social enterprise has been an emerging field of research. Its main frameworks have been provided by Occidental approaches. Mainly based on an organizational vision, they give little or no room to questions such as, gender race, colonialism class, power relations and intertwined forms of inequality. However, a wide range of worldwide hidden popular initiatives can be considered as a solidarity-type social enterprises participant to the re-embeddedness of the economy and the broadening of the political scope. It has been show in a previous book… Following a previous book analyzing civil society, the third sector, and social enterprise,

Thus, to be more than a fashion or a fictitious panacea, the concept of social enterprise needs to be debated. Southern realities cannot be only understood through imported categories and outside modeled guidelines. This book engages a multicontinental and pluridisciplinary discussion in order to provide a pluralist theory of social enterprise. The book will be of interest to researchers, academics, and students in the fields of social entrepreneurship, social innovation, development studies, management studies and social work.

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