The social economy in Australia : A research agenda

Barraket, Jo & Crozier, Michael (2008) The social economy in Australia : A research agenda. In The Annual Conference of the Australian Sociological Association : Re-imaging Sociology, 2-5 December 2008, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne.

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This paper examines the idea of social economy in an era of network governance. In particular, it focuses on recent approaches to social inclusion involving strategic partnerships that combine social and economic objectives. The paper outlines some key themes in both the social economy and network governance literatures, linking them together through the issue of cross-sector joint action. The intention is to highlight the conceptual and empirical challenges this area of research poses. In this regard, we propose some preliminary questions and tentative responses as part of a broader program of research which involves conceptualising and mapping the Australian social economy.

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ID Code: 18627
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: social economy, social inclusion, third sector, network governance
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Entrepreneurship (150304)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 [please consult the authors]
Deposited On: 11 Mar 2009 05:07
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2017 14:39

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