Chair: Mark Roseland, Arizona State University
Scaling Up: Social Economy and Sustainability in the New Normal
Mark Roseland, Arizona State University; Sean Connelly, University of Otago, New Zealand; Mike Gismondi, Athabasca University, Canada; Sean Markey, Simon Fraser University, Canada
In early 2020 “normal” life suddenly dissolved in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of the growing discussion about “the new normal,” the global lockdown has provided a glimpse of a world that could barely be imagined months ago. The participants in this roundtable are authors/editors of Scaling Up: The Convergence of the Social Economy and Sustainable Development (Athabasca University Press, 2016). We are reuniting virtually at ANSER to revisit our insights in light of the “new normal,” to explore whether and how this convergence is ready to scale up at this critical moment in human history.