Peace, Non-Violence, and the Social and Solidarity Economy

Abstract - EN

This entry provides illustrations of the social and solidarity economy (SSE)’s contribution to peacebuilding and conflict resolution, its role in addressing structural forms of violence such as economic exclusion, and its non-violence, social justice, and solidarity aspects. Examples, achievements, and best practices are presented along three axes: SSE’s role in informal and ‘everyday’ peace and non-violence practices; in framing an alternative economic framework for peacebuilding; and in promoting participation in formal political processes. The entry also presents some unresolved dilemmas around SSE’s role in building sustainable peace.