Kavoulakos Karolos Iosif
The Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) as a scientific subject has a rapid international development in recent years both due to the search for new models of development and socio-economic organization in the context of the prolonged crisis and due to the enormous growth of the field itself. On the level of empirical research during the last decade, Greece has been the focus of international research interest due to the significant development of SSE during the crisis.
The purpose of the course is to introduce students to the subject of SSE. The course is structured in three main sections. The first section refers to examples from the domestic experience of some of the key forms of SSE, such as cooperatives, alternative exchange networks, community supported argiculture and peer to peer production. In the second section there is a systematic discussion aimed at clarifying the content and the theoretical foundations of the concept of SSE in relation to concepts having similar content. The third section presents classic and contemporary approaches to KALO.