A: Communitarian Ideals and Civil Society
Jason Spicer’s research and teaching focus on the relationship between politics and the economy at multiple spatial scales, from the local to the trans-national. He primarily examines: (a) the potential of alternative economic models, such as cooperatives and social and solidarity economy organizational forms, to create a more inclusive, equitable, and sustainable economy; and (b) the role policy, planning, and political processes play in conditioning the viability of alternative economic arrangements in different contexts. He also engages in applied policy and advisory work with governments and third sector partner organizations. His academic and applied research have appeared in wide-ranging outlets, from Socio-Economic Review and Economic Development Quarterly to the Stanford Social Innovation Review. For more information, visit his website.