Isaac Lyne

Isaac Lyne
Western Sydney University · Institute for Culture and Society (ICS)

PhD Culture and Society

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March 2017 - March 2021
Western Sydney University
Position
  • Lecturer
Description
  • Currently researching plastic waste in Cambodia and continuing to pursue my interests in the social economy and community development.
May 2010 - March 2017
Royal University of Phnom Penh
Position
  • Lecturer
October 2007 - March 2010
University of Bradford
Position
  • Research and Teaching Assistant

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Publications (20)
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In this chapter Jenny Cameron and Isaac Lyne adopt a community economies approach to reflect on the already existing post-capitalist economies evident in three development projects in the Asia-Pacific region. The authors trace the action research methods used by community economies scholars to work with community-based partners helping to make post...
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Until recently, bottled drinking water was a cause for concern with regard to development in the Global South; now, however, it is embraced as a way to reach the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal target 6.1, which calls for the achievement by the year 2030 of "[u]niversal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all"...
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Social enterprises are revenue generating for-purpose (as opposed to for-profit) businesses whose objective is to generate social value. They are businesses in which any net returns are put back into expanding the social value they create, such as employment of long term unemployed or people with disabilities, or environmental clean-up. Social valu...
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A cursory examination of literature shows that religion and business are historically intertwined, with particular effects on society. It is widely acknowledged, for instance, that religious church and mission organisations have traditionally blended social purpose with their proselytization to pursue holistic transformation in the societies they s...
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In Cambodia, the explicit use of the notion of social enterprise (hereafter “SE”) varies across academia, civil society and public policy. Understanding and implementation of the concept also tend to be more advanced among foreign actors, than they are among Cambodian development practitioners among whom SE is best described as an emerging concept...
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Purpose This paper critically assesses Western views on the social economy in contrast to everyday realities in a low-income country, and challenges ethnocentric epistemologies in the discourse of social enterprise and social entrepreneurship that is prevalent in international development. It charts the changing trajectory of the social economy and...
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A diversity of place‐based community economic practices that enact ethical interdependence has long enabled livelihoods in Monsoon Asia. Managed either democratically or coercively, these culturally inflected practices have survived the rise of a cash economy, albeit in modified form, sometimes being co‐opted to state projects. In the modern develo...
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Purporting that particular manifestations of social enterprises are conditioned, at least in part, by the cultural context in which they are enacted (Peredo & McLean 2006), the chapter seeks to unveil the ethnocentrism inherent in dominant renditions of social enterprise by zooming in on a United Nations project geared toward promoting entrepreneur...
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Social enterprise (or business driven by social objectives) is a prominent focus of development policy. In higher income countries it has become a strategy for regional development or regeneration by creating optimal levels of social value out of under-utilised resources. In developing countries, social enterprise is seen to offer hope for sustaina...
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This article presents different notions of social enterprise (SE) and underlines the need for capacity-building in microfinance and agricultural cooperatives by the Royal Government of Cambodia. Critical issues in Cambodia are the density of NGOs. Key variables that distinguish SEs in Cambodia. The article also highlights work on the typology of SE...
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Literature says that social enterprise, the social economy (within which social enterprises feature) and social entrepreneurship are interpreted differently across countries and cultures by the practitioners and beneficiaries. This is in large part because the drivers for these phenomena are context specific, particularly with consideration to wel...
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This paper has been researched to explore the following question: Can social enterprise (SE) be nurtured in Cambodia as a mechanism for sustainability within the local NGO community without significantly compromising on social objectives? It begins with a literature review discussing the present academic coverage of social enterprise in Cambodia, t...
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The study analyses approaches to the management of two projects within the regeneration portfolio of a large UK metropolitan council. Developing a theoretical framework drawing both from mainstream project methodologies and international development, the study highlights a number of key issues which need to be addressed, including entrepreneurship,...
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This article considers the methodological challenge of quantifying the social value generated through social enterprise activity. It argues that in the context of increasing enthusiasm for social enterprise as a mechanism for delivering social services and for tackling social exclusion, it is increasingly necessary to be able to value social impact...
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Social enterprise is being increasingly encouraged as a solution to social problems concerning social exclusion, child development and family welfare within both developed and developing countries. This article considers these policy contexts and two case studies of social enterprises that provide children's services in the United Kingdom and Cambo...
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In the United Kingdom, social enterprise is promoted as a mechanism to capture the supposed innovation and dynamism of the private sector to (amongst other things) wean ‘Third Sector’ organisations off their dependence on grants and to offer opportunities to ‘empower’ socially excluded communities. In this article, we place current debate (on the p...

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