Published: September 2020
Author(s): Filippo Barbera, Ian Rees Jones, Julie Froud, Sukhdev Johal, Karel Williams, Kevin Morgan



The Foundational Economy and the Civil Sphere | Filippo Barbera and Ian Rees Jones


Part 1: Governance and Public Action


Re-embedding the Economy within Digitalized Foundational Sectors: The Case of Platform Cooperativism | Davide Arcidiacono Ivana Pais

Reframing Public Ownership in the Foundational Economy: (Re)discovering a Variety of Forms | Leonhard Plank

The Nonprofit Paradox after the Crisis: How to Survive within a Changing Scenario | Sandro Busso and Joselle Dagnes


Part 2: Housing and Urban Life


Planning with Citizenship: An Idea whose time has come in Greater Manchester? | Julie Froud, Mike Hodson, Sukhdev Johal, Hua Wei and Karel Williams

Housing and the grounded city: Rent extraction and social innovations | Massimo Bricocoli and Angelo Salento



Part 3: Water and Waste


Waste Management and Value Extraction in Italy: Where is the Citizen? Waste to Worth | Dario Minervini

Civil Society and the Movement for Public Water: Water Management and its Transformation in England and Italy | Sergio Marotta and Ferdinando Spina


Part 4: Food


Changing Food Supply Chains: The Role of Citizens and Civil Society Organisations in Working Towards a Social Economy | Fabio Mostaccio

Foodscapes of Hope: The Foundational Economy of Food | Kevin Morgan




Conclusions and New Policy Directions | Filippo Barbera and Ian Rees Jones

Governance, Public Action, Housing, Urban Life, Water, Waste, Food, Foundational Economy