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Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED)
The Social Economy
Building Inclusive Economies
Edited by Antonella Noya, Emma Clarence. Published by : OECD Publishing , Publication date:  23 Nov 2007
Pages: 250 , Language: English
Version: Print (Paperback) + PDF
ISBN: 9789264039872 , OECD Code: 842007051P1
Price:   €40 | $56 | £36 | ¥5200 | MXN720 , Standard shipping included!
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Social economy -- also known as 'non-profit' or 'third sector' -- organisations have grown in number and relevance, contributing to employment, social inclusion, democratic participation and community building. Much remains to be done, however, to create the necessary enabling environment to support their creation and development and to mainstream the sector in economic and social policies. This publication offers new insights into the economic theory of social economy organisations, their role in an evolving political and economic context, and the links to local development and the empowerment of users. Building on theoretical and empirical developments in OECD member countries, the publication also presents the main challenges for the social economy in Central East and South East Europe. Recommendations for action are included.

Table of contents:

Foreword by Sergio Arzeni
Executive Summary
Chapter 1. Social Economy Organisations in the Theory of the Firm by Carlo Borzaga and Ermanno Tortia
Chapter 2. The Social Economy in the New Political Economic Context by Peter Lloyd
Chapter 3. The Role of the Social Economy in Development by Xavier Greffe
Chapter 4. Social Enterprises, Institutional Capacity, and Social Exclusion by Vanna Gonzales
Chapter 5. The Social Economy: Diverse Approaches and Practices in Europe and Canada by Jean-Louis Laville, Benoit Levesque and Marguerite Mendell
Chapter 6. The Social Economy in Central East and South East Europe by Ewa Les and Maria Jeliazkova
Chapter 7. A Supportive Framework for Social Economy Organisations by Kateriana Hadzi-Miceva with Nilda Bullain
Notes on Contributors
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