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The Quest for Social and Solidarity Economy in Greece: Case Study of the Exchange Network and Solidarity Magnesia

Uesaka, Asuka LU (2013) SGED10 20132
Department of Human Geography
Abstract
In crisis-hit Greece, there have been an unprecedented rise of grassroots self-help initiatives for the last three to four years, and the whole phenomenon has come to be known as the quest for social and solidarity economy. With the consolidation of political and economic power in today’s capitalist market economy, the social and solidarity movement in Greece has been seeking for a way forward to bring these powers back to ordinary people under the ideological principles of solidarity and direct democracy. Among various initiatives, this study highlights an alternative exchange network (LETS) born in the Greek port city of Volos, aiming to investigate whether the Greek context of social and solidarity economy is only a temporary remedy for... (More)
In crisis-hit Greece, there have been an unprecedented rise of grassroots self-help initiatives for the last three to four years, and the whole phenomenon has come to be known as the quest for social and solidarity economy. With the consolidation of political and economic power in today’s capitalist market economy, the social and solidarity movement in Greece has been seeking for a way forward to bring these powers back to ordinary people under the ideological principles of solidarity and direct democracy. Among various initiatives, this study highlights an alternative exchange network (LETS) born in the Greek port city of Volos, aiming to investigate whether the Greek context of social and solidarity economy is only a temporary remedy for the crisis or a more long-term transition to an alternative lifestyle. (Less)
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author
Uesaka, Asuka LU
supervisor
organization
course
SGED10 20132
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
LETS, social and solidarity economy, Greece, the crisis
language
English
id
4191765
date added to LUP
2014-01-20 08:51:15
date last changed
2014-01-20 08:51:15
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  abstract     = {In crisis-hit Greece, there have been an unprecedented rise of grassroots self-help initiatives for the last three to four years, and the whole phenomenon has come to be known as the quest for social and solidarity economy. With the consolidation of political and economic power in today’s capitalist market economy, the social and solidarity movement in Greece has been seeking for a way forward to bring these powers back to ordinary people under the ideological principles of solidarity and direct democracy. Among various initiatives, this study highlights an alternative exchange network (LETS) born in the Greek port city of Volos, aiming to investigate whether the Greek context of social and solidarity economy is only a temporary remedy for the crisis or a more long-term transition to an alternative lifestyle.},
  author       = {Uesaka, Asuka},
  keyword      = {LETS,social and solidarity economy,Greece,the crisis},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The Quest for Social and Solidarity Economy in Greece: Case Study of the Exchange Network and Solidarity Magnesia},
  year         = {2013},
}