An Analysis of the social and solidarity economy and Post WW II development theories

Kuvvet, Cansın
This thesis seeks to analyze the relationship between social and solidarity economy and post-World War II development thinking. Social and solidarity economy is a notion which is highly contested. Different actors define it in different ways and consequently propose different policies. Development thinking emerged in the post- WW II era to eliminate poverty and inequality among people and countries. Social and solidarity economy can be matched with human development and sustainable development in the mentioned development theories. In order to analyze this, I compared the general principles and looked at the missions they assigned to various actors during the development process. Moreover, the social and solidarity economy includes both social and economic dimensions unlike other economic systems. While its social dimension brings it closer to human development, its environmental sensitivity makes it possible to relate it to sustainable development.- Therefore, I argue that there is a closeness between the social and solidarity economy and sustainable and human development paradigms.