A Revival of Solidarity Economics: Attempt at Implementing or a Real Motivation to Develop?

DOI: 10.20542/0131-2227-2017-61-1-88-96

V. Sautkina (vera-sautkina@yandex.ru), 
Primakov National Research Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Russian Academy of Sciences (IMEMO), 23 Profsoyuznaya Str., Moscow, 117997, Russian Federation 

Abstract. The phenomenon of the revival of the solidarity economy is the subject of public and political discourse. Emerging in the last decades, associations and cooperatives began to make their presence felt again in the economy and in politics. The value of solidarity economy, not only in the diversification of economic instruments. Its principles can bring significant benefits, because it brings together a balanced economic sphere with the humanistic values – serves as the basis and not as a means to people. There is an ontological relationship between the modern phenomenon of the revival of this method of economic activities and ideas of solidarity theorists of the last century. This article describes the appearance of a solidarity economy movement in different national and continental contexts, stressing the diversity of practices within civil society at local and international level. From the 90’s, these movements have started organizing collaborative networks among themselves in the fields of the culture, the politics and the economy The author examines the prospects for cooperation between the movement for food sovereignty and solidarity economy, the forms taken by this multidimensional process. The collaborative and solidarity networks started to act in synergy in global actions. The author concludes that these networks in the specific field of the solidarity economy, have been multiplied in the entire world, assuring conditions of worthy work and consumption for millions of people.

Keywords: solidary economy, the collaborative and solidarity networks, alternative ways of development, the solidarity movement for food security 


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Sautkina V. A Revival of Solidarity Economics: Attempt at Implementing or a Real Motivation to Develop?. World Eonomy and International Relations, 2017, vol. 61, no. 1, pp. 88-96. https://doi.org/10.20542/0131-2227-2017-61-1-88-96

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