Book of the Day: The Solidarity Economy Alternative

Book: The Solidarity Economy Alternative: emerging theory and practice. Ed. by Vishwas Satgar. University of KwaZulu-Natal Press, 2014.


“Taking as its background the rise of transnational activism, the World Social Forum, the Arab Spring, Occupy and the Climate Justice Movement, The Solidarity Economy Alternative: emerging theory and practice sets out to clarify meanings of the solidarity economy, emphasize the crucial theoretical concepts at work in the emergent solidarity economy around the world, and to highlight situated movement-building experiences. All those concerned with democracy, transformative politics and/or emancipatory utopian alternatives will be interested to hear this discussion!

Dr Vishwas Satgar is Executive Director of the Cooperative and Policy Alternative Centre (COPAC) in Johannesburg, and a senior lecturer in international relations at the University of the Witwaterstand.” (

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