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AZAMBUJA, Lucas Rodrigues. The Values of Solidarity Economy. Sociologias [online]. 2009, n.21, pp. 282-317. ISSN 1517-4522. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1517-45222009000100012.
According to Paul Singer's view on self-management, there is an implicit relationship of co-determination between the accomplishment of self-management practices and the assimilation of the ideological values of Solidarity Economy by the workers. This paper criticizes this relationship of co-determination following an empirical basis of 42 interviews with workers of two cooperatives. Thus, it was possible to identify a heterogeneity of ideological values, defined in three profiles: solidarity profile, employees profile, and capitalist instrumentation profile. The article argues that the existence of such profiles can not be explained by Singer's model of co-determination, and instead proposes an explanation based on sociological and sociopsychological studies on the values of work.
Keywords : Ideological values; Solidarity economy; Self-management; cooperatives.