Collectively owned properties, co-operativism and solidary economy in Brazil

Edson Elias de Morais Fabio Lanza Luis Miguel Luzio dos Santos Sílvia Schroeder Pelanda About the authors

The following discussion started about the reflections of capitalist development and the establishment of current proposals for Economic Partnership, which may be characterized as a form of productive organization with self-management, participatory democracy, environmental sustainability and promote a new sociability among the subjects involved. The studies are drawn from research literature, as well as field research in experimental social economy in rural areas in the northwestern region of Paraná. The results of observation, analysis and interpretations suggest new perspectives from the collective property, to confront the contradictions arising from capitalist development.

Solidarity economics; Labour and cooperatives; Sociability and collective ownership


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