The paper serves as an introduction to a special issue discussing social enterprises historical development and functions against welfare regimes across six European countries (France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Scotland, Serbia). While discussing convergences and diversities among them, the introduction proposes a comparative analytical framework for understanding social enterprises and welfare state as contingent phenomena developed at different point in time, within a broader political-institutional framework regulating states-peoples’ relationships.
|Number of pages||14|
|Journal||Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations|
|Early online date||15 Nov 2017|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 2017|
- social enterprise
- welfare state