In Social Economy in Asia: Realities and Perspectives, thirteen scholars from various academic disciplines analyze the reality and different understandings of the social economy in Asia. By providing detailed case studies, engaging in comparative and global discussions, and examining theoretical and policy-relevant implications, the contributors to this collection argue that the Asian social economy has uniquely benefited as a modern economic system with a human-centric approach.
Euiyoung Kim is professor at Seoul National University, director of its Center for Social Innovation Education and Research, and commissioner of Seoul Democracy Commission.
Hiroki Miura is senior researcher at Center for Social Innovation, Research and Education at Seoul National University.
Part IⅠ: Theoretical and Comparative Perspectives
Chapter 1: A Polanyian View of the Social and Solidarity Economy: Against Developmentalism-Functionalism
Chapter 2: Synergistic Interactions between Social Policy and SSE in Developing Countries: Interfaces in Discourse and Practice
Chapter 3: Mapping Social Economy Organizations in Northeast Asia
Chapter 4: Grassroots Economies, Empowering Local Communities: Case Studies from Three ASEAN Countries
Part IIⅡ: Case Studies of Asian Countries
Chapter 5: Dance with the State: The Case of a Chinese Social Service Organization
Chapter 6: Emerging Nonprofit Corporations in Japan
Chapter 7: Development of Social Economy in South Korea: The Role of Civil Society
Chapter 8: How is Social Economy Contributing to Achieving SDGs in Seoul?
Chapter 9: Women on Wheels in New Delhi, India: Can Social Innovation Promote Gender Equality?
The contemporary story of the global expansion of SSE is starting to be told but it has lacked a major chapter—what is happening in the world’s most populous region: Asia? Theoretically grounded and empirically rich, this volume brings out the diversity, hopes, achievements, and challenges of the myriad organizations, enterprises, and networks that seek an alternative to business-as-usual.