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Greek Social Economy at the crossroads Law 4019/2011 and the institutionalization challenge


  • Ioannis NASIOULAS

    () (Sociology Department, University of the Aegean, Greece)


Our main consideration here is to investigate the challenges and future prospects of the Greek Social Economy in light of the implementation of Law 4019/2011, the first ever on Social Economy and Social Entrepreneurship. Low administrative and academic visibility along with inherent fragmentation already produced major deficiencies for non-profit, social and cooperative activities in Greece. Though the current legislative act introduces a firm political interest on the field and even though some of its provisions are groundbreaking in articulating Social Economy in a viable manner substantial inconsistencies towards the European conceptual tradition and major technical oversights pose serious questions as to its eventual contribution towards the institutionalization of this dynamic and ever-evolving field in Greece.

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  • Ioannis NASIOULAS, 2011. "Greek Social Economy at the crossroads Law 4019/2011 and the institutionalization challenge," CIRIEC Working Papers 1110, CIRIEC - Université de Liège.
  • Handle: RePEc:crc:wpaper:1110

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    1. Carlo Borzaga, 2013. "Social enterprise," Chapters,in: Handbook on the Economics of Reciprocity and Social Enterprise, chapter 32, pages 318-326 Edward Elgar Publishing.
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    Social; Economy; Greece; Enterprises; Legislation;


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