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Revista mexicana de ciencias políticas y sociales

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PRESTA, Susana. The Government of Possible. Social and Solidary Economy, Subject and Power. Rev. mex. cienc. polít. soc [online]. 2016, vol.61, n.227, pp.325-348. ISSN 0185-1918.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0185-1918(16)30031-9.

The changes in the socio-economic processes in recent decades have increased various initiatives within the social and solidary economy that open up new problematic areas regarding to the naturalization forms present in the "new social issue": the emphasis on feelings and human passions and changes in power relations. Our hypothesis lies in the transformation of the forms of workforce government pointing to the government of the potential of social relations, which we will call the government of possible. "Social" is constituted as an area to build new local relationships in an environment governed by inequality and competition. Our fieldwork in an initiative framed in the social economy, allow us to build some theoretical and philosophical critical reflections in relation to the changes in the forms of workforce government. In this sense, we will analyze some background on the idea of "desire" from the philosophy of Spinoza, and resignifications in the Theory of Human Action, by von Mises, in the context of neoliberal rationality of government.

Keywords : social and solidary economy; neoliberal rationality of government; government of possible; workforce government; inequality.

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