New publications available in the CCR online library

25 May 2023

Two new publications were added to the CCR online library, which features a range of resources for cooperative researchers, students and practitioners. 

These are:

HUMANITY@WORK&LIFE, edited by Christina Clamp & Michael Peck

The Encyclopedia of the Social and Solidarity Economy by the UN Inter-Agency Task Force on SSE (UNTFSSE)

HUMANITY@WORK&LIFE looks at the story of the Mondragon Corporation, providing an overview of its cooperative ecosystem and activities, at both local and global levels. The book portrays the Mondragon model as an alternative to the shareholder capitalist model and provides inspiration by serving as a resource for those interested in developing worker cooperatives. It also includes sections that examine how cooperatives inspired by the Mondragon ecosystem in the Basque region of Spain are emerging in different communities in the USA, Canada, Germany, the Republic of Korea, and the UK.  

The book is edited by Christina Clamp and Michael Peck and features articles by 36 contributors.

The editors decided that their royalties will go towards aligned social economy mission activists on a one contributor, one vote basis.

The Encyclopedia of the Social and Solidarity Economy explores how the social and solidarity economy (SSE) plays a significant role in creating and developing alternative economic activities. The comprehensive reference text highlights how the SSE places ethics, social well-being and democratic decision-making at the heart of economic activities and governance.

In addition to analysing how SSE organisations and enterprises enhance well-being, planetary health and democracy, the text also examines their contribution to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Authored by the UN Inter-Agency Task Force on SSE (UNTFSSE), this Encyclopaedia can be an essential tool for scholars and students of comparative social policy, international economics, management studies and economic sociology.

The text is also aimed at the diverse actors of the SSE, including practitioners, activists and policymakers.

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