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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.
Review of Placing the Social Economy by Amin, Cameron, Hudson in 2002
This book offers a challenging assessment of the merits of the social economy, with far-reaching implications for policy and attitudes towards the social economy. It analyses the performance of this sector in different parts ...
Place-based Public Policy: Towards a New Urban and Community Agenda for Canada
(Canadian Policy Research Networks, 2005-03)
To inform the efforts to address this new policy challenge now under way across Canada, this paper explores experiences in Britain, Europe and the United States. Governments there started earlier than Canada and have ...
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 ...
Project C4 - Preliminary Profile of the Size and Scope of the Social Economy in Alberta and British Columbia
The purpose of project is to identify, review and analyze existing data with the objective of developing a preliminary profile of the Social Economy within Alberta and British Columbia. The profile will be comprised of ...
The Emilian Model - Profile of a Co-operative Economy
Restakis, John John is a co-investigator in the BALTA node and he is the director of a partner organization, the BC Co-operative Association. Emilia-Romagna is a region in Italy that is among the most economically ...
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 ...
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 ...
Co-ops, the social economy, and CED in Quebec
(Making Waves, 2001)
Understanding the relationship between CED and the co-operative movement in Quebec
The Potluck Café: Navigating the "twilight zone" of social enterprise
(Making Waves, 2004)
Since 2001, a small shop in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside has been serving 1000s of meals to some of the city's most sick and isolated residents, while training and employing others in food preparation. Now, after three ...