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By Rubert Downing

Over the 5 years of the Canadian Social economic system learn Partnerships, public coverage emerged as a key theme.

This booklet brings jointly the nationwide Hub’s public coverage and information mobilization paper sequence, 3 papers analyzing strategic and useful points of public coverage improvement, and new examine at the hyperlinks among the social economic system and environmental sustainability.

International comparisons current a few of the features of jurisdictions the place public coverage has contributed to a dynamic social economic system quarter, and papers on governance, financing and procurement specialize in a number of the matters which are key for the improvement of the social economy.

Canadian Public coverage and the Social economic climate is a handy compilation of the key works on public coverage produced via the Canadian Social economic system learn Partnerships.

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Enabling policy environments for co-operative development: A comparative experience. Paper received by the Manitoba Research Alliance of CEDNet. Ailenei, O. & Moulaert, F. (2005). Social economy, third sector and solidarity relations: A conceptual synthesis from history to present. Urban Studies, 42(11), 2037–2053. Allard, J. & Matthaei, J. (2008). S. social forum 2007. In J. Allard, C. Davidson, & J. ), Solidarity economy: Building alternatives for people and planet. Chicago: Change Maker Publishing.

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2004), in particular, all provide a detailed history of the Social Economy movement in Québec over the last century. Lévesque (2007) refers to periods of ‘cycles’ or initiatives that are anchored in the local governments commitment to meet community needs during times of economic crises. He characterizes these various configurations in five great periods: a first, in the second half of the nineteenth century, which could be characterized by the passage of a predominantly urban ‘économie solidaire’ to a predominantly rural Social Economy; the second, in the first half of twentieth century, is in the form of a co-operative movement inspired mainly by corporatism and the social doctrines of the Church; a third, between 1960-1980, where the co-operatives, mutual insurance companies and associations adjust to the Quiet Revolution and take part in economic nationalism, which strengthens the notion of the “social co-operatives” and of associations; a fourth, in the turning of the twenty-first century, with the search for alternatives to new challenges, in particular the employment crisis and the limits of traditional intervention, in the context of globalisation inspired by neo-liberalism; and a fifth between 1990-2008 described as a formal recognition of the Social Economy by both civil society and political bodies.

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