Alternative Forms of Resilience Confronting Hard Economic Times. A South European Perspective


The aim of this special issue is to contribute to the study of alternative forms of resilience, visible in the economic and noneconomic activities of citizens confronting hard economic times and falling rights in Italy, Spain, Greece and Portugal, since the global financial crisis of 2008. It does so through a set of recent empirical studies which adopt recent theoretical approaches, such as Social Innovation or Sustainable Community Movement Organizations, and offer new evidence on solidarity oriented practices, including their links to social movement activism. The authors of this special issue contribute to the existing recent debates by highlighting key features of alternative forms of resilience, their links to social movements and theoretical orientations influenced by social movement and resilience studies in four Southern European countries and regions.

DOI Code: 10.1285/i20356609v10i1p119

Keywords: Alternative Actions; Collective Resilience; Social and Solidarity Economy; South Europe; Crisis; Social Movements


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Papers published in this Special Section

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