Cordial Economics: The Participation of Civil Society in the Economy

  • Patrici Calvo
Part of the Ethical Economy book series (SEEP, volume 55)


As previous chapters have shown, no single source of motivation lies behind economic behaviour, which is more likely the result of many causes, most importantly maximising one’s own benefit , as well as prosocial feelings , and moral principles and values. These questions promote more critical reflection on the possibility of finding an alternative economic model that is more human, efficient and beneficial for all the parties affected by activity. From a civil perspective – like the one developed by Stefano Zamagni – and a cordial one – like that developed by Adela Cortina – the aim of this chapter is to propose guidelines to design an economy that measures up to the requirements of the historical moment through institutions, organisations and businesses, whose designs include such important aspects as compassion, care, reciprocity, commitment, and the active and committed participation of civil society.


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  • Patrici Calvo
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  1. 1.Universitat Jaume ICastellón de la PlanaSpain

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