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Gismondi, Michael Anthony

Overview
Works: 16 works in 57 publications in 1 language and 2,384 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Rock music  Academic theses 
Roles: Editor, Author, htt, Other
Classifications: HC79.E5, 338.927
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Michael Anthony Gismondi
Scaling up : the convergence of social economy and sustainability by Sean Patrick Markey( )

8 editions published in 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,010 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When citizens take collaborative action to meet the needs of their community, they are participating in the social economy. Co-operatives, community-based social services, local non-profit organizations, and charitable foundations are all examples of social economies that emphasize mutual benefit rather than the accumulation of profit. While such groups often participate in market-based activities to achieve their goals, they also pose an alternative to the capitalist market economy. Contributors to Scaling Up investigated innovative social economies in British Columbia and Alberta and discovered that achieving a social good through collective, grassroots enterprise resulted in a sustainable way of satisfying human needs that was also, by extension, environmentally responsible. As these case studies illustrate, organizations that are capable of harnessing the power of a social economy generally demonstrate a commitment to three outcomes: greater social justice, financial self-sufficiency, and environmental sustainability. Within the matrix of these three allied principles lie new strategic directions for the politics of sustainability. Whether they were examining attainable and affordable housing initiatives, co-operative approaches to the provision of social services, local credit unions, farmers' markets, or community-owned power companies, the contributors found social economies providing solutions based on reciprocity and an understanding of how parts function within the whole--an understanding that is essential to sustainability. In these locally defined and controlled, democratically operated organizations we see possibilities for a more human economy that is capable of transforming the very social and technical systems that make our current way of life unsustainable."--
Nature's revenge : reclaiming sustainability in an age of corporate globalization by Josée Johnston( )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2019 in English and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The authors base their approach on the classic notion of the "commons." This key concept in environmental circles traditionally refers to commonly held, or shared, rights and property such as water, air, and other resources necessary for human survival. In this book the idea of the commons is also extended to include what the authors call the "social commons," encompassing areas such as community knowledge and culture."--Jacket
Challenging legitimacy at the precipice of energy calamity by Debra J Davidson( )

13 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Two intersecting moments of the Twenty-first Century define our politics, economies, and future prospects for civilization: the mounting evidence for global climate change, now unequivocally attributed to socio-economic activities, and its de-stabilizing effects on our biosphere, combined with the end of easy oil and the easy wealth it generates. On the energy question, non-conventional fossil fuels have been promoted by political elites as the next most attractive development option. The development of nonconventional fuels, however, does nothing to alleviate either climate change or the falling rate of energy supply, and generates multiple social and environmental consequences. The largest endeavour marking this historic nexus--indeed the largest industrial project in history, is the extraction and processing of the Athabasca tar sands in Alberta, Canada. The social, environmental, and most importantly political outcomes of this grand experiment will reverberate throughout the global polity, and either encourage or caution against increasing our dependence on such non-conventional fuels and assuming the multiple costs such dependence will entail. Planning for reflexive societal change requires that we first ask how such giga-projects are legitimated, and who is challenging this legitimacy? In this book we trace how language and visual representations are used to reinforce or challenge the legitimacy of development of the Athabasca tar sands, and draw on our insights to contemplate likely energy and climate futures."--Page 4 of cover
Winning back the words : confronting experts in an environmental public hearing by Mary Richardson( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sustainability, the social economy, and the eco-social crisis : traveling concepts and bridging fields by Lena K Soots( )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Status of social economy provision of wind electric energy in Alberta by Julie MacArthur( )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scaling up : the convergence of sustainability and the social economy( )

4 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When citizens take collaborative action to meet the needs of their community, they are participating in the social economy. Co-operatives, community-based social services, local non-profit organizations, and charitable foundations are all examples of social economies that emphasize mutual benefit rather than the accumulation of profit. While such groups often participate in market-based activities to achieve their goals, they also pose an alternative to the capitalist market economy. Contributors to Scaling Up investigated innovative social economies in British Columbia and Alberta and discovered that achieving a social good through collective, grassroots enterprise resulted in a sustainable way of satisfying human needs that was also, by extension, environmentally responsible. As these case studies illustrate, organizations that are capable of harnessing the power of a social economy generally demonstrate a commitment to three outcomes: greater social justice, financial self-sufficiency, and environmental sustainability. Within the matrix of these three allied principles lie new strategic directions for the politics of sustainability. Whether they were examining attainable and affordable housing initiatives, co-operative approaches to the provision of social services, local credit unions, farmers' markets, or community-owned power companies, the contributors found social economies providing solutions based on reciprocity and an understanding of how parts function within the whole--an understanding that is essential to sustainability. In these locally defined and controlled, democratically operated organizations we see possibilities for a more human economy that is capable of transforming the very social and technical systems that make our current way of life unsustainable."--
Barriers to Participation in the Unleashing Local Capital Project by Juanita Marois( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Research report
Final Mapping Report: Environmental Organizations by Michael Anthony Gismondi( )

2 editions published in 2014 in Undetermined and English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mapping the social economy in British Columbia and Alberta : data summary report, organizations with environmental missions by Michael Anthony Gismondi( )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

You can't fight fashion by Michael Stanley Band( Recording )

in Undetermined and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The divine whip : liberation theology, Marxism, and the Sandinista Revolution by Michael Anthony Gismondi( Book )

2 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winning back the words : confronting expert opinion in a public hearing process by Mary Richardson( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Mapping the social economy in British Columbia and Alberta : trends, patterns, new directions by Julia Affolderbach( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Historicizing transitions: The value of historical theory to energy transition research( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Abstract: Can history and historical thinking help us to strategize key transition challenges ahead? Most transition thinkers make use of historical perspectives, sometimes obliquely, to frame their energy and society research. Yet, specific socio-historical forces driving accelerated energy use, climate warming, biodiversity loss and systemic inequities are often left to speak for themselves; summoned, there they hover, ghost-like and haunting this transition thinker. In particular, we give wide berth to questions of historiography; that is, different theories and disputes over the interpretation of historical change. In this discussion piece, I introduce four perspectives on the history and theory of long-term structural social change and argue how they could advance our transition work: environmental history, historicizing the Anthropocene, history from below, and plural time. My intent is to encourage greater engagement with historical thinking as a form of knowledge about transitions, as we work towards accelerating alternative, low carbon and just futures
Scaling Up by Michael Anthony Gismondi( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Nature's revenge : reclaiming sustainability in an age of corporate globalizationChallenging legitimacy at the precipice of energy calamityWinning back the words : confronting experts in an environmental public hearingScaling up : the convergence of sustainability and the social economyWinning back the words : confronting expert opinion in a public hearing processScaling Up
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Gismondi, Michael

Gismondi, Mike

Languages
English (52)