Rethinking the Nature of Community Economies: Some Lessons from Post-Soviet Ukraine

Community Development Journal, Vol. 47, No. 2, 2011, pp. 216-231.

16 Pages Posted: 21 Dec 2015

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Colin Williams

University of Sheffield - School of Management

Sara Nadin

University of Liverpool

Peter Rodgers

University of Sheffield

John Round

University of Birmingham

Date Written: 2011

Abstract

This paper contributes to a small but growing body of thought that has questioned the hegemony of capitalism by revealing the persistence of multifarious economic practices in everyday community economies. To further advance this school of thought, first, a conceptual framework is developed to map the diverse economic practices used by communities and second, this is applied through a survey of 600 households in Ukraine. The outcome is to reveal that just as multifarious economic practices prevailed under state socialism, the same applies in societies in transition to capitalism, suggesting that there are alternative futures for community economies beyond market hegemony.

Keywords: informal sector, underground economy, economic development, Ukraine, post-socialist societies

JEL Classification: H26, J46, K42, O17

Suggested Citation

Williams, Colin and Nadin, Sara and Rodgers, Peter and Round, John, Rethinking the Nature of Community Economies: Some Lessons from Post-Soviet Ukraine (2011). Community Development Journal, Vol. 47, No. 2, 2011, pp. 216-231., Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2706197

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Sara Nadin

University of Liverpool ( email )

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Peter Rodgers

University of Sheffield ( email )

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Sheffield, Sheffield S1 4DT
United Kingdom

John Round

University of Birmingham ( email )

Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT
United Kingdom

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