"Escaping the Social Economic Enclave? Examining the Solidarity Cooperative Model in Quebec"

This master’s thesis examines the networking capabilities built into the solidarity cooperative model, its potential to mitigate the effects of capital on the social economy, and its emergence within Quebec’s unique socio-political context. A case study of a solidarity cooperative, The Hive Cafe, which operates out of Concordia University in downtown Montreal, is used to analyze the impacts of this model on worker self governance and to extract insights useful to those seeking to build socially-oriented economic alternatives.

Themes: Food, Social Justice

Jacob Ryan

MSC, Faculty of Arts and Science