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Impugnare il mercato dalla parte del manico. Ovvero giocare con l'economia per imparare a difendersi
Author/s: Paolo Figini 
Year:  2008 Issue: 85 Language: Italian 
Pages:  12 Pg. 57-68 FullText PDF:  163 KB

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, in "SOCIOLOGIA URBANA E RURALE" 85/2008, pp. 57-68, DOI:


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