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The Human Economy
The object of a human economy is the reproduction of human beings and of whatever sustains life in general. Such an economy would express human variety in its local particulars as well as the interests of all humanity.
The editors have assembled here a citizen’s guide to building a human economy. This project is not a dream but is part of a collective effort that began a decade ago at the first World Social Forum in Porto Alegre, Brazil, and has gathered pace ever since.
Over thirty original essays address topics that range from globalization, community participation and microcredit to corporate social responsibility and alternative energy. Each offers a critical guide to further reading.
The Human Economy builds on decades of engaged research to bring a new economic vision to general readers and a comprehensive guide for all students of the contemporary world.
Part One: World society.
Globalization (Thomas Hylland Eriksen).
Global public goods (Philip Golub & Jean-Paul Maréchal).
International organizations (François-Xavier Merrien & Angèle Flora Mendy).
Development (Keith Hart & Vishnu Padayachee).
Alter-globalization (Geoffrey Pleyers).
Part Two: Economics with a human face.
Plural economy (Jean-Louis Laville).
Ecological economics (Sabine U O'Hara).
Feminist economics (Julie A Nelson).
Fair trade (Alfonso Cotera Fretel & Humberto Ortiz Roca).
Labour economy (José Luis Coraggio).
Microcredit (Jean-Michel Servet).
Informal economy (Keith Hart).
Part Three: Moral politics.
Citizenship (Paulo Henrique Martins).
Corporate social responsibility (Anne Salmon).
Welfare (Adalbert Evers).
Gift (Alain Caillé).
Moral economy (Chris Hann).
Communism (David Graeber).
Part Four: Beyond market and state.
Third sector (Catherine Alexander).
Solidarity economy (économie solidaire) (Jean-Louis Laville).
Community participation (Marilyn Taylor).
Local development (John M Bryden).
NGOs (David Lewis).
Social capital (Desmond McNeill).
Social enterprise (Jacques Defourny & Marthe Nyssens).
Social entrepreneurship (Lars Hulgård).
Part Five: New directions.
Community & complementary currencies (Jérôme Blanc).
Digital commons (Felix Stalder).
Mobility (John Urry).
Alternative energy (Arnaud Sales and Leandro Raizer).
Worlds of emancipation (Antonio David Cattani).
"A fascinating and very useful read for those interested in how to change the present crisis-ridden economic system.". Morning Star. . "Here, in thirty-two short chapters by an interdisciplinary and international group of scholars and activists, one can learn the basics of microcredit, feminist economics, corporate social responsibility, community participation, alternative energy, and digital commons (among others).". Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute. . "This book is a treasure trove for everyone trying to bring the common good and democratic political agency back into economics. International in scope, imaginative in spirit, it brings together the diverse experiences and ideas that could make possible a transition to a social, ecological and democratic global economy. It is a rich resource for emancipatory politics.". Hilary Wainwright, Fellow, Transnational Institute, Co-editor, Red Pepper
"For a nanosecond after the current financial collapse that threatens to engulf all, politicians, the media and decision-makers spoke of the need to build a new, humane, and needs-oriented economy. Quickly, analysis returned to how best to regulate capitalist profligacy, and restore old institutions, assuming this will return things to normal. This book, with its rich ideas and diverse examples, exposes the limitations of such thinking and traces the outlines of an alternative economic system with greater promise.". Ash Amin, Durham University
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