Institutionalizing the Plural Economy — Lessons from the Area of Care and Personal Social Services

  • Adalbert Evers
Part of the Ökonomie und soziales Handeln book series (ÖSH)


Making the economy work in a more cooperative way, creating more room for processes of self-organizing, strengthening goals and rationales in economic activities which are not purely instrumental — these goals can be conceived in different ways. It seems that in the analytical work of colleagues in the Institut Ökonomie und Soziales Handeln in Bremen, a concept is prevailing, which is foremost concerned with finding a different theoretical approach towards the economy (see e.g. Biesekker 1992), giving a space for the social and cultural dimensions it entails and for their conscious development by the economic actors, interested in practical reforms.


Informal Economy Mixed Economy Frail Elderly People Personal Social Service Developmental Policy 
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