The role of social economy in sustaining peace

This article seeks to explore the role that social economy can play in sustaining the establishment of more peaceful societies. It draws the connection between the efforts of supporting the promotion of a more sustainable economic model that creates inclusion, social justice and fair participation with the goal to prevent conflicts and restore peace. It is conceived as a first step in the process, drawing from the notions from peace studies and international concepts related to the work of the United Nations, and social and solidarity economy values, approaches and practices, to consolidate the basic understanding of the ways social enterprises can contribute to the elimination of the drivers of conflict, foster social and intercommunity dialogue and create peace.

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