Reconfiguring the Social and Solidarity Economy in a Danish/Nordic Welfare Context

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Resumé

When looking at defi nitions and understandings of the social and solidarity
economy, one issue stands out as particularly signifi cant: that of how
research links the organizational analysis of particular social enterprises
to societal dimensions at the macro-level. As suggested by Granovetter
(1973 ) the ways in which action at the organizational micro-level relates
to, and even transforms, into new structures, is a constant puzzle for the
social sciences. He opened his now-famous article by noting that contemporary
sociology is marked by a fundamental weakness, since “it does
not relate micro-level interactions to macro-level patterns in any convincing
way” ( Granovetter, 1973 , p.1360). Asimilar critique is relevant,
when we look at research in the fi eld of social enterprise. We have solid
knowledge on micro-level interactions within social enterprises and also
knowledge on macro-level eco-systems even at the supra national level.
However the link between micro-level interaction within social enterprises
and macro-level eco-systems tends to be an object of only marginal
interest. In the social economy tradition, social enterprise is primarily a
matter of organizational criteria and specifi cities ( Borzaga and Defourny,
2001 ). Accordingly, when applying a social economy perspective to the
fi eld of social enterprise, the analysis of organizational characteristics is
only indirectly linked to the broader societal framework of economy and
democracy. Compared with this, the solidarity economy perspective is
aimed exactly at linking the organizational analysis to a societal analysis.
Thus, it asks questions of what type of democracy and what type of
economy are the social enterprises engaged in realizing.
In this chapter, we first highlight the di erence between adopting a
social economy and a solidarity economy approach to social enterprise
and social entrepreneurship.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelTheory of Social Enterprise and Pluralism Social Movements, Solidarity Economy, and the Global South
RedaktørerPhilippe Eynaud, Jean-Louis Laville, Luciane Lucas dos Santos, Swati Banerjee, Flor Avelino, Lars Hulgård
ForlagRoutledge, Taylor & Francis Group
Publikationsdato2019
Sider69-89
ISBN (Trykt)978- 0-367-26040-8 (hbk)
ISBN (Elektronisk)978-0-429-29119-7 (ebk)
StatusUdgivet - 2019

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Hulgård, L., & Lundgaard Andersen, L. (2019). Reconfiguring the Social and Solidarity Economy in a Danish/Nordic Welfare Context. I P. Eynaud, J-L. Laville, L. Lucas dos Santos, S. Banerjee, F. Avelino, & L. Hulgård (red.), Theory of Social Enterprise and Pluralism Social Movements, Solidarity Economy, and the Global South (s. 69-89). Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group.
Hulgård, Lars ; Lundgaard Andersen, Linda. / Reconfiguring the Social and Solidarity Economy in a Danish/Nordic Welfare Context. Theory of Social Enterprise and Pluralism Social Movements, Solidarity Economy, and the Global South. red. / Philippe Eynaud ; Jean-Louis Laville ; Luciane Lucas dos Santos ; Swati Banerjee ; Flor Avelino ; Lars Hulgård. Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2019. s. 69-89
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