Journal title SOCIOLOGIA URBANA E RURALE
Author/s Paolo Figini
Publishing Year 2008 Issue 2008/85 Language Italian
Pages 12 P. 57-68 File size 163 KB
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Holding the market. That is playing with economy to understand how defend ourselves - Recently, new forms of economic cooperations based on self-organization, consumer empowerment and participation are emerging: fair trade, open source software, micro-credit, critical consumption, and many others. This paper is twofolded; first, we argue that such experiences constitute a radical change in how the market shapes the socio-economic relations and the power equilibrium in the market. Second, we believe that the economic theory lies far behind a whole comprehension of these facts; while it is trying to explain them with the standard toolbox of economists, the economic theory misses to see that such experiences are born from a critics of the neo-liberal globalization, and might be the pillars on which to build a sustainable alternative model.
Paolo Figini, Impugnare il mercato dalla parte del manico. Ovvero giocare con l'economia per imparare a difendersi in "SOCIOLOGIA URBANA E RURALE" 85/2008, pp 57-68, DOI: