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BALTA Bits & Bites - Spring 2008
(BC-Alberta Social Economy Research Alliance (BALTA), 2008-07)
This is the quarterly newsletter of the BC-Alberta Social Economy Research Alliance (BALTA). It contains news about BALTA and social economy developments in Alberta and British Columbia.
Natural Resources, Local Development, Social Enterprise
Mark Cabaj in his “Peoples History” of CED and the Social Economy notes the fundamental and pervasive role of natural resources in the evolution of Canada’s peoples and communities.. Landscapes carved by natural forces ...
Introduction to SE Reader
The wide ranging articles in this volume engage us in the critical reflections and learning of individuals, groups, organizations, enterprises and institutions that are in the trenches, actors and researchers who believe ...
(Rural Secretariat Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, 2004-06)
Written as a national policy paper for the Rural Secretariat, this paper provides a succinct and clear overview of several rural trends, challenges, strategies, and policy options for increasing the sustainability of rural ...
Project C9-2007 - CED and Social Economy Policy Inventory in B.C. and Alberta (Phase One)
The work on policy outlined in this annex is conceived of as a first phase in an ongoing project that will extend beyond one year. In developing and implementing an inventory of federal and provincial legislation, policies, ...
Tracking Progress - Some Issues and Tools
Tracking progress is easy to say and hard to do. It becomes even harder in an era when tracking progress and accountability have often been morphed into rigid patterns of bean counting. People working in the trenches are ...
Spinning the Web of Supports: Building the Infrastructure of the Social Economy
The idea of a web of supports being of central importance to the revitalization and renewal of a particular place, or to the development of social enterprises, has been amply illustrated in several of the contributions ...
Project C5 - From Social Economy to Solidarity Economy: Changing Perspectives in a Volatile World (Phase One)
This project focuses on examining the definition of social economy being used by BALTA and critiquing its conceptual capacity to effectively guide policy and practice in a volatile and rapidly changing global context. ...
Project C6 - From Social Economy to Solidarity Economy: Changing Perspectives in a Volatile World (Phase Two)
Phase one of this project contrasted the Pearse conceptual formulation of the social economy with an alternative formulation called the solidarity economy. This research will document two cases, one from Chicago and another ...
The Solidarity Economy in North America : An Emerging Debate - January 2007
The language of the solidarity economy is not exactly common vocabulary in Canada or the U.S. Even among practitioners and activists in community economic development, the social economy, co-operatives, economic democracy ...