Solidarity Economy and the Cooperative Experience

Material No.
127
Call No.
GM.0.0.2-2009-1
Title
Solidarity Economy and the Cooperative Experience
Author
Rosa C. Mercado
Management Function
General Management
Management Sub-function
All Functions
Type of Material
Book
Industry or Sector
Supplements
N/A
Issue Focus
Entrepreneurship
Copyright By
UP School of Labor and Industrial Relations
Copyright Year
2009
Published By
Center for Labor and Grassroots Initiatives (CLGI)
Published in
Philippines
Year of Setting
2009
Country of Setting
Philippines
Additional Topics
N/A
Source (Course)
N/A
Body Length
376 pages
Annex/es Length
376 pages

Abstract

Solidarity Economy and the Cooperative Experience

The lingua franca of "cooperatives" and "solidarity economy" is broad and empowering.  As for substantive concepts, processes, movements, and phenomena, "cooperatives" and "solidarity economy" are neither mutually exclusive nor wholly unrelated.  To be sure, no dichotomy exists between them. Both espouse collectivism and cooperation.  Both expose the perils of rugged individualism and competition.  Both foster inclusion, not exclusion. Both encourage dynamic, rather than static, approaches to development.  And both convey the crucial role of institutions and organizations in societies, whether in the social, economic or political sphere.  All these demonstrate that "cooperatives" and "solidarity economy" are germane to the discourse of industrial relations as a multidisciplinary field.

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