The social and solidarity economy towards greater ‘sustainability’: learning across contexts and cultures, from Geneva to Manila

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Date de parution: 
17 décembre 2014
Source: 
Oxford University Press and Community Development Journal. 2014
Thématiques: 
Développement durable
Thématiques: 
ESS
Cet article de Marlyne D. Sahakian et Christophe Dunand offre un aperçu d'institutions et d'activités dans deux régions différentes du monde dans le but de montrer comment l'ESS y est conceptualisée et pratiquée dans des contextes et culture

Résumé :

This article provides a snapshot of social and solidarity economy (SSE)
institutions and activities in two differing regions of the world in order
to reflect on how the SSE is being conceptualized and practised in
varying contexts and cultures. The SSE is a growing social movement
that includes a range of activities that share common values, including
solidarity and mutual support, with a focus on community level
development. We consider the case of Geneva, Switzerland – where
the APRES Chamber federates more than 260 SSE enterprises – and
that of Metro Manila, the Philippines – where Asia’s solidarity economy
council is headquartered. Our main findings are that actors in Geneva
are more focussed on putting established SSE guiding principles into
practice within their organizations at the community level, while actors
in Metro Manila are engaged in a broader vision of achieving solidarity
across supply chains and throughout the country. We conclude that the
SSE has the potential to become the economy of sustainability, working
towards more sustainable community development. For this, greater
coherence is needed, not only within organizations, but between
activities, communities and regions of the world.

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