Grassroots Economic Activism in Hard Times

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Guidi, Riccardo: Grassroots Economic Activism in Hard Times. In: Othengrafen, F.; Serraos, K. (Eds.): Urban Resilience, Changing Economy and Social Trends. Coping with socio-economic consequences of the crisis in Athens, Greece. Hannover : Leibniz Universität Hannover, Institut für Umweltplanung, 2019, S. 81-100

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According to an authoritative literature (KOUSIS 2017, KOUSIS & PASHOU 2017), citizens of Southern European countries have developed “alternative forms of resilience” to cope with the hardship due to recession and austerity. This Chapter explores and questions this hypothesis. The first section illustrates the “alternative forms of resilience” perspective, second re-frames it into the more complex possible trends of grassroots economic activism in the shadow of crisis, third uses the case of alternative food networks in Italy in hard times to test the “alternative forms of resilience” hypothesis against competing ones. Although limited, the analysis shows that grassroots economic activism in times of crisis present a complex intertwine of persistencies and transformations. Some evolutions appear coherent with the “alternative forms of resilience” perspective, while some diverge.
License of this version: CC BY 3.0 DE
Document Type: bookPart
Publishing status: publishedVersion
Issue Date: 2019
Appears in Collections:Urban Resilience, Changing Economy and Social Trends. Coping with socio-economic consequences of the crisis in Athens

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2 image of flag of Italy Italy 7 12.73%
3 image of flag of Greece Greece 5 9.09%
4 image of flag of Spain Spain 5 9.09%
5 image of flag of Sweden Sweden 4 7.27%
6 image of flag of Belgium Belgium 4 7.27%
7 image of flag of Netherlands Netherlands 3 5.45%
8 image of flag of Philippines Philippines 2 3.64%
9 image of flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom 2 3.64%
10 image of flag of Vietnam Vietnam 1 1.82%
    other countries 6 10.91%

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