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Contributors: Boccato-Franco, Alan (Brazilian Degrowth Network)


Alan Boccato-Franco has a Masters degree in Sustainable Development at the University of Brasília (UnB). His research focuses on comparing the Brazilian Solidarity Economy and the Degrowth movement. He is one of the pioneers of the Brazilian degrowth group. He works at the Ministry of Environment.

Scientific paper contribution: Solidarity Economy in Brazil and Degrowth: Is it possible a common platform of action and discourse?
This paper is co-authored by Elimar Nascimento.

Abstract: The purpose of this essay is to analyze to what measure, apparently very distinct movements like Solidarity Economy in Brazil and Degrowth, have the conditions to provide a common platform. So, through the identification of a given textual corpora for both movements, it was possible to verify and compare their theoretical-conceptual basis. The analysis of the basic corpora consisted of 14 Degrowth texts and 13 Solidarity Economy in Brazil, in addiction to the complementary corpus. A comparison was made based on a set of nine analytical categories, which are: subjects, historical events, context, antagonism, theoretical sources, values, problems, solutions, action strategy. As a result, it was able to identify a set of convergences, differences and divergences, with the predominance of convergences, it may be concluded that both movements have real possibilities to create a common platform for dialog and action by accepting their difficulties and beside such different aspects.