Our article on emerging solidarity economies in Massachusetts by Penn Loh and Boone Shear is available for free online as one of the most popular articles of 2015 in publisher Taylor & Francis’ Geography, Planning and Urban Studies journals. Follow this link: http://explore.tandfonline.com/page/pgas/most-read-2015/social-sciences/geography-planning-and-urban-studies#27913.
Solidarity Economy (SE) is a movement that can build power within and across scales and win supportive policy and public resources. Using the development of SE in Boston, Worcester, and Springfield, Massachusetts as examples, the article discusses the possibilities and challenges for SE projects to negotiate across differing values and politics, racial and class divides, and the challenge of accessing startup capital and building finance.
CItation: Loh, Penn and Boone Shear. 2015. Solidarity economy and community development: emerging cases in three Massachusetts cities. Community Development. 46 (3): 244-260.