Reference : The community economies of Esch-sur-Alzette: rereading the economy of Luxembourg
Scientific journals : Article
Social & behavioral sciences, psychology : Sociology & social sciences
Social & behavioral sciences, psychology : Human geography & demography
Business & economic sciences : Social economics
Sustainable Development
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/42602
The community economies of Esch-sur-Alzette: rereading the economy of Luxembourg
English
Taylor Aiken, Gerald mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Identités, Politiques, Sociétés, Espaces (IPSE) >]
Schulz, Christian mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Identités, Politiques, Sociétés, Espaces (IPSE) >]
Schmid, Benedikt mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Identités, Politiques, Sociétés, Espaces (IPSE) >]
17-Jan-2020
Voluntary Sector Review
Policy Press
Re-reading civil society engagement in local action for environmental sustainability: connections, negotiations, entanglements
Yes (verified by ORBilu)
International
2040-8056
2040-8064
Bristol
United Kingdom
[en] degrowth ; community initiatives ; circular economy
[en] This article outlines the community economies of Esch-sur-Alzette, the ‘second city’ of Luxembourg. ‘Community economies’ – an approach outlined by J.K. Gibson-Graham – draws attention to alternative narratives of economic development and the representation of economic identity. Despite (the Grand Duchy of) Luxembourg’s reputation as a European Union centre, with substantial finance and tax activity, Esch-sur-Alzette is a post-industrial and multilingual melting pot. The alternative narrative here is of the multiple community-based organisations and movements in Esch-sur-Alzette: an energy cooperative, urban gardening, an upcycling clothing factory, a local food shop and restaurant, and vibrant civil society discussions and interventions in (inter)national politics. Civil society, while central to both understandings of grassroots environmental action and the community economies framework of Gibson-Graham, takes on quite a different flavour in Luxembourg. This article then takes the case of Luxembourg to reread the relationship of the state to the so-called third sector, in doing so defending the political possibilities of community economies.
Researchers ; Professionals ; Students ; General public
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/42602
10.1332/204080519X15709868759772
FnR ; FNR11338441 > Christian Schulz > CIRCULAR > Challenges for the implementation of Circular Economy policies: practices, institutions and hybrid intersections > 01/04/2017 > 31/03/2020 > 2016

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