Theoretical readings seminar


This method conference aims to highlight the large variety of theoretical approaches to the social and solidarity economy used in social science. More specifically we will look at the contributions of political science and sociology.

Recommended Prerequisite(s)

Requirements: Basic knowledge in the field of social and solidarity economy, basic knowledge in political science and sociology of public action, and of collective initiatives. Skills: capacity to summarize, a good command of presentation-discussion techniques, ability to produce summary reports.


  • Demoustier D., L’économie sociale et solidaire, Paris, Syros, 2001.
  • Draperi J.F., La République coopérative, Paris, Larcier, 2012.
  • Enjolras E., Économie sociale et solidaire et régimes de gouvernance, Recma, n°296, p. 56-69, 2005.
  • Hély M., Moulévrier P., L’économie sociale et solidaire. De l’utopie aux pratiques, Paris, La Dispute, 2013.
  • Laville J.L. (dir.), L’économie solidaire, une perspective internationale, Paris, Fayard, 2013.

Educational formula

An introductory session will present the topics and issues that the method conference will cover (diversity of SSE approaches and contributions from political science and sociology).   The following sessions will be structured around individual or collective student presentations, followed by a collective discussion and a synthesis proposed by the teacher. Student assessments are based on the oral presentation and a summary report on the topic chosen. 

In brief

Year Fourth year

Teaching languageFrench

Teaching term Six-monthly

ECTS credits 3.0

Number of hours 18.0

Teaching activitySeminar

ValidationContinuous assessment

Mandatory teaching



Educational manager :
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