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Special Issue "Social and Solidarity Economy for the SDGs in a COVID-19 context"

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Economic and Business Aspects of Sustainability".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2022) | Viewed by 1288

Special Issue Editors

Dr. M. Teresa Cancelo
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Department of Quantitative Economics and CECOOP, Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Interests: social economy; cooperatives; economic growth; econometrics; sustainability; SDG
Dr. Emilia Vázquez
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Guest Editor
Department of Quantitative Economics and CECOOP, Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Interests: social economy; cooperatives; economic growth; econometrics; sustainability; SDG
Dr. Domingo Fernandez Ucles
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Guest Editor
Department of Business Organization, Marketing and Sociology, Faculty of Social and Legal Sciences, University of Jaen, Jaen, Spain
Interests: social economy; agriculture; innovation; social media; organic products
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The 2030 Agenda was approved in 2015, in which a total of 193 UN countries agreed on the main global challenges, assuming responsibility for addressing and ending them, with concrete actions and a shared commitment by all actors. This Agenda resulted in clear goals, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In the new context derived from COVID-19, social and solidarity economy can play an important role in territorial and economic development, linked to the SDGs.

Social and solidarity economy entities are positioned as privileged actors toward the achievement of the SDGs, with a business model based on the primacy of people, the equitable distribution of profits or the reinvestment of profits. This model has been endorsed by numerous actors, such as the UN Inter-Agency Task Force on the Social and Solidarity Economy, the ICA, the EESC or CIRIEC International.

The aim of this Special Issue is to continue working on the importance of the social economy for the achievement of the 17 SDGs. Additionally, the possible impact of COVID-19 on the 2030 Agenda is raised as a line of work, given its economic and social impact.

Dr. M. Teresa Cancelo
Dr. Emilia Vázquez
Dr. Domingo Fernandez Ucles
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • Social and solidarity economy
  • Sustainable development goals (SDGs)
  • Territorial and sustainable development
  • Creation of quality employment
  • Public policies to promote the social economy

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The Trajectories of Institutionalisation of the Social and Solidarity Economy in France and Korea: When Social Innovation Renews Public Action and Contributes to the Objectives of Sustainable Development
Sustainability 2022, 14(9), 5023; https://doi.org/10.3390/su14095023 - 22 Apr 2022
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This article addresses the issue of the contribution of SSE to the SDGs through a comparative analysis conducted in two countries: France and South Korea. The theoretical perspective adopted is that of public action renewal through a co-production process and the method uses [...] Read more.
This article addresses the issue of the contribution of SSE to the SDGs through a comparative analysis conducted in two countries: France and South Korea. The theoretical perspective adopted is that of public action renewal through a co-production process and the method uses a multidimensional analysis of the institutionalisation of SSE in both surveyed countries. Our results show that, far from a path dependency, there is a convergence process based on an increasing heterogeneity of the SSE dynamics in each of the national contexts. They also reveal that the institutionalisation of SSE reflects two conceptions of social innovation that each characterise the renewal of public action. In Korea, this conception is based on the production of goods and services with a social purpose by private actors, and in France, on co-construction processes that have been widely experimented with by SSE actors but remain unfinished. The result is an original and specific contribution in both countries to the SDGs, although this contribution is not fully explicit and recognised, both in terms of its results and process. This invisibilisation weakens the transformative potential of SSE in its contribution to sustainable development. Full article
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