Economic diversity and ethical economies
Jenny Cameron, Katherine Gibson (University of Western Sydney), Stephen Healy (Worcester State University, Massachusetts)
This project explores the ways that people across the globe are taking back the economy to make it work for people and the planet. It is documenting the diversity of existing economic initiatives; analysing the ethical commitments that underpin these initiatives and developing a series of tools for groups to use to develop their own people and planet centred economic initiatives.
Local Responses to Climate Change: using the diverse economy to meet energy needs, Jarra Hicks (2009). Available online at
Gibson-Graham J.K. and Cameron J (2010) Community enterprises: Imagining and enacting alternatives to capitalism, Urban Planning International, Special Issue on Spatial Planning from the Perspective of Post-structuralism, 25(5) 40-43, Translated into Chinese. (originally published in 2007, in Social Alternatives, Special Issue on Counter Alternatives, 26(1) 20-25).
Cameron J (2009) ‘Experimenting with economic possibilities: Ethical economic decision-making in two Australian community enterprises’, in A Amin (Ed) The Social Economy: International Perspectives on Economic Solidarity. London: Zed Press, 92-115.
Cameron J (2011) Take back the economy, Hampden Public Lecture, Hampden, New Zealand, June
Cameron J (2011) Negotiating interdependence and building community economies, Institute of Australian Geographers Conference, Wollongong, July
Cameron J (2011) Enacting ethical commitments through economic practices, Association of American Geographers Conference, Seattle, U.S.A, April
Cameron J (2008) Building viable social enterprises, 2008 Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts Online Program, Boston, MA
Cameron J (2008) The contribution of community enterprises to the development of regions, Keynote Presentation, Australian Regional Economy Conference, Central Coast. Available online at
Cameron J (2007) Teaching a politics of hope and possibility, Keynote Address, Social Sciences Teachers Conference, Auckland, New Zealand. Available online at http://www.soccon.org.nz/keynotes/cameron.pdf.
Cameron, J, Gardner, C and Veenhuyzen, J (2010) Social Accounting: A Practical Guide for Small Community Organisations and Enterprises, Centre for Urban and Regional Studies, The University of Newcastle, (38 pages). Available online at http://www.communityeconomies.org/papers/comecon/jcameron01.pdf