Academics from a range of disciplines and from a number of European and Latin American countries come together to question what it means to have a ‘sustainable society’ and to ask what role alternative social and solidarity economies can play.
With capitalism in crisis - rising inequality, unsustainable resource depletion and climate change all demanding a new economic model - the Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) has been suggested as an alternative. What can contribute in terms of generating livelihoods that provide a dignified life, meeting of social needs and building of sustainable futures? What can activists in both the global North and South learn from each other?
In this volume academics from a range of disciplines and from a number of European and Latin American countries come together to question what it means to have a ‘sustainable society’ and to ask what role these alternative economies can play in developing convivial, humane and resilient societies, raising some challenging questions for policy-makers and citizens alike.
Peter North is Reader in Alternative Economies at the University of Liverpool. His research focusses on the transition to a convivial, just and sustainable world at a local level, in the context of the Anthropocene.
Scott Cato is a Green Member of the European Parliament for South West England. She works on finance, tax, trade, food and farming in the Parliament and is a member of the EU-Latin America committee.
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