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Opposition and Isomorphism with the Neoliberal Logic in Community Exchange Systems

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  • Guéorguieva-Bringuier, Laura
  • Ottaviani, Fiona

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The purpose of this article is to assess to what extent Community Exchange Systems (CES), and particularly the Grenoble's SEL (Systèmes d'Echange Local) which are counterparts to the Anglo-Saxon Local Exchange Trading Systems (LETS), constitute an alternative to neoliberal rationalisation. Our analysis is grounded in the French convention theory (Economie des conventions) and feeds on a long-term action research conducted on CES. This research uncovered trends in institutional isomorphism as well as strategies for resistance developed by local actors.

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  • Guéorguieva-Bringuier, Laura & Ottaviani, Fiona, 2018. "Opposition and Isomorphism with the Neoliberal Logic in Community Exchange Systems," Ecological Economics, Elsevier, vol. 149(C), pages 88-97.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolec:v:149:y:2018:i:c:p:88-97
    DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2018.02.018
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