The social economy in Northern Ireland

Date published: 06 January 2014


  • Author: Brendan Murtagh, Queen’s University Belfast
  • Publication Date: January 2014


The social economy is a diverse and dynamic arena of economic change, local development and community inclusion. It is competitive, employs large numbers of people, trades in goods and services and offers hope in some of the most disadvantaged and divided places.

This research aims to explore the scope and content of the social economy in Northern Ireland and its role in local economic development, community renewal and service delivery.

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