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The Foundational Economy and Citizenship: Comparative Perspectives on Civil Repair

Filippo Barbera and Ian Jones


The Foundational Economy encompasses those goods and services, together with the economic and social relationships that underpin them, that provide the everyday infrastructure of civilized life. Policies that promote commodification, privatization and financialisation have incorporated many of these goods and services within market logics, with profound and damaging impacts on the daily lives of citizens. This edited collection extends theoretical and empirical work on the Foundational Economy to explore its relevance to the civil sphere and to civil repair. Our aim is to advance foundationa ... More

Keywords: Foundational Economy, Citizenship, Civil Society, Solidarism, Financialisation

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Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781447353355
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447353355.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Filippo Barbera, editor
University of Turin

Ian Jones, editor
Cardiff University

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Filippo Barbera and Ian Rees Jones

1 The foundational economy and the civil sphere

Filippo Barbera and Ian Rees Jones

Part I Governance and public action

Part II Housing and urban life

5 Planning with citizenship: An idea whose time has come in Greater Manchester?

Julie Froud, Mike Hodson, Sukhdev Johal, Hua Wei and Karel Williams

Part III Water and waste

Part IV Food

Conclusions and new policy directions

Filippo Barbera and Ian Rees Jones

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