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The Resource Scaling up : the convergence of sustainability and the social economy, editors, Mike Gismondi, Sean Connelly, Mary Beckie, Sean Markey, Mark Roseland

Scaling up : the convergence of sustainability and the social economy, editors, Mike Gismondi, Sean Connelly, Mary Beckie, Sean Markey, Mark Roseland

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Scaling up : the convergence of sustainability and the social economy
Title
Scaling up
Title remainder
the convergence of sustainability and the social economy
Statement of responsibility
editors, Mike Gismondi, Sean Connelly, Mary Beckie, Sean Markey, Mark Roseland
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Editor
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Language
eng
Summary
"When citizens take collaborative action to meet the needs of their community, they are participating in the social economy. Co-operatives, community-based social services, local non-profit organizations, and charitable foundations are all examples of social economies that emphasize mutual benefit rather than the accumulation of profit. While such groups often participate in market-based activities to achieve their goals, they also pose an alternative to the capitalist market economy. Contributors to Scaling Up investigated innovative social economies in British Columbia and Alberta and discovered that achieving a social good through collective, grassroots enterprise resulted in a sustainable way of satisfying human needs that was also, by extension, environmentally responsible. As these case studies illustrate, organizations that are capable of harnessing the power of a social economy generally demonstrate a commitment to three outcomes: greater social justice, financial self-sufficiency, and environmental sustainability. Within the matrix of these three allied principles lie new strategic directions for the politics of sustainability. Whether they were examining attainable and affordable housing initiatives, co-operative approaches to the provision of social services, local credit unions, farmers' markets, or community-owned power companies, the contributors found social economies providing solutions based on reciprocity and an understanding of how parts function within the whole--an understanding that is essential to sustainability. In these locally defined and controlled, democratically operated organizations we see possibilities for a more human economy that is capable of transforming the very social and technical systems that make our current way of life unsustainable."--
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Issued also in electronic format.
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1975-
  • 1970-
  • 1954-
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  • Gismondi, Michael Anthony
  • Roseland, Mark
  • Connelly, Sean
  • Markey, Sean Patrick
  • Beckie, Mary
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  • Cooperative societies
  • Cooperative societies
  • Sustainable development
  • Sustainable development
  • Cooperative societies
  • Sustainable development
  • Alberta
  • British Columbia
Label
Scaling up : the convergence of sustainability and the social economy, editors, Mike Gismondi, Sean Connelly, Mary Beckie, Sean Markey, Mark Roseland
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
927183414
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pages cm
Isbn
9781771990219
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Master record variable field(s) change: 300, 776
System control number
(OCoLC)927183414
Label
Scaling up : the convergence of sustainability and the social economy, editors, Mike Gismondi, Sean Connelly, Mary Beckie, Sean Markey, Mark Roseland
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
927183414
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781771990219
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Master record variable field(s) change: 300, 776
System control number
(OCoLC)927183414

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