'Social and Solidarity Economy is essential reading for understanding this growing international citizen-based movement for a more inclusive and democratic economy.'
Nancy Neamtan, Chantier de l'économie sociale of Quebec
'This book is a major pioneering work which critically documents the role and potential, as well as the challenges, of the social and solidarity economy in a worldwide perspective.'
Jacques Defourny, Centre for Social Economy, HEC-University of Liege, Belgium
'This book demonstrates clearly how the social and solidarity economy can play its full role, without borders, as a friend of the Earth and of humankind.'
Thierry Jeantet, president of the the Mont-Blanc Meetings and author of Des Croissances
'Coming at a time when citizens around the world are searching for economic and organizational alternatives to the prevailing neoliberal economic model, and full of convincing examples and practical solutions, this book is a source of inspiration for everyone.'
Jürgen Schwettmann, director, Department for Partnerships and Field Support, International Labour Organization
'By examining the conditions for scaling up social and solidarity economy, this book brings the politics of emancipation into the sustainable, inclusive and right-based development agenda. It does so in a reflexive and inspiring manner, pointing to spaces and strategies for capacity building, institutional innovation and social change, without neglecting either the internal constraints or the oppositional forces.'
Isabelle Hillenkamp, IRD-CESSMA
'This book provides a progressive assessment of the history, theory, practice and potential of SSE over a wide geographical range. It is particularly good on scaling up to meet the challenges of competition and partnership with state, corporate and popular economies today.'
Keith Hart, London School of Economics and Political Science and the University of Pretoria