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Greece: The Initial Enthusiasm for Solidarity Economy Concepts is Slowly Vanishing

Solidarity economy concepts have been flourishing in Greece over the past eight years as a response to the country’s economic, financial, political and social crisis. The 2010 Athens uprisings sparked the formation of a powerful group responsible for creating a network that spreads solidarity economy concepts. Support from the Greek non-party political movement has played an important role in the success of concepts striving towards the common good. The popularity of the solidarity economy has, however, also created a space for several individual projects that are primarily focused on the economic survival of their founders. These projects have become devoid of the political potential that originally constituted their networks.


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Issue No. 271 - Solidarity Economies
Časopis za kritiko znanosti
2018 , volume volume 46 , issue issue 271