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The social economy in Europe: trends and challenges

Spear, Roger (2010). The social economy in Europe: trends and challenges. In: Mook, Laurie; Quarter, Jack and Ryan, Sherida eds. Researching the Social Economy Matters. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, pp. 84–105.

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This paper gives an overview of the social economy in Europe. Drawing on the most recent statistical data, the paper examines the social economy’s size in different European countries, and current trends and challenges in Europe; it also reviews its status and political context at the EU level. The paper draws on the CIRIEC (2007) study of the Social Economy in the European Union (see:, and the contribution on social enterprise draws on the work of the EMES Network (see

Item Type: Book Chapter
Copyright Holders: 2010 University of Toronto Press Incorporated
ISBN: 0-8020-9953-X, 978-0-8020-9953-2
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Engineering & Innovation
Mathematics, Computing and Technology
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
Item ID: 32266
Depositing User: Roger Spear
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2012 17:18
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2016 23:20
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