Collaborative approaches to strengths based development
Jenny Cameron, Paul Hodge, Meg Sherval, Sarah Wright
This project investigates links between an Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) approach and an economic development framework (the Diverse Economies Framework, DEF) to build community and economic futures. CURS researchers in this area have worked with NGOs, social enterprises and academic researchers including the Family Action Centre (The University of Newcastle), Unlad Kabayan Migrant Services Foundation Inc. (The Philippines), Figtree Community Garden (Newcastle), MASIPAG (the Philippines), Bawaka Cultural Experiences (Northeast Arnhem Land), Bushlight (Alice Springs), Birchip Cropping Group (Victoria), Rural Financial Counselling Service (Victoria) and Sunraysia Mallee Ethnic Communities Council (Victoria).
Wright (forthcoming) Emotional Geographies of Development Third World Quarterly
Wright S (In press) 'Food sovereignty in practice: A study of farmer-led sustainable
agriculture in the Philippines', in P Andrée, J Ayres, M Bosia & M Massicotte (Eds) Globalization and Food Sovereignty: Global and Local Changes in the New Politics of Food Toronto: University of Toronto Press
Wright S (2010) Cultivating beyond-capitalist economies, Economic Geography 86(3): 297–318
Bachmann L, Cruzada B, and Wright S (2009) Food Security and Farmer Empowerment: A Study on the Impacts of Farmer-led Sustainable Agriculture in the Philippines. MASIPAG and MISEREOR: Los Banos, Philippines and Aachen, Germany.
Wright S (2008) 'Practising hope: learning from social movement strategies in the Philippines', in R Pain, S Smith & S Graham (Eds) Fear: Critical Geopolitics and Everyday Life. Ashgate, Aldershot, pp. 223-34
Wright S (2008) Locating a politics of knowledge: struggles over intellectual property in the Philippines, Australian Geographer, 39(4) 409-426
Wright S (2008) Globalizing governance: The case of intellectual property rights in the Philippines, Political Geography, 27(7) 721-739
Cameron J and Gibson K (2005) Alternative Pathways to Community and Economic Development: The Latrobe Valley Community Partnering Project, Geographical Research, 43(3) 274-285
Cameron J and Gibson K (2005) Participatory Action Research in a Poststructuralist Vein, Geoforum, 36(3) 315-331
Gibson K and Cameron J (2005) 'Building Community Economies in Marginalised Areas', in P Smyth, T Reddel and A Jones (Eds) Community and Local Governance in Australia, UNSW Press, Sydney, 172-191.
Wright S (2011) Amid hope, despair, joy and anger: Emotional experiences of land reform in the Philippines, Institute of Australian Geographers Conference, Wollongong, July
Wright S (2009) Community centred food economies: A case study of Masipag, Philippines International Community Development Conference, Brisbane, 17-20th June
Wright S (2008) Building networks of food sovereignty in South and Southeast Asia, ISA's 49th Annual Convention: Bridging Multiple Divides, San Francisco, March 26
Cameron J, Gibson K, (2008) ABCD meets DEF: Using asset based community development to build economic diversity, The Inaugural ABCD Asia Pacific Conference: Program and Abstract Book, Newcastle, NSW
Kiem AS, Askew L, Sherval M, Verdon-Kidd D, Austin E, McGuirk PM and Berry H (2010) Drought and the future of rural communities: Drought impacts and adaptation in regional Victoria, Australia. Report for the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility, Gold Coast, Australia', NCCARF: National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility, pp122, NCCARF 14/10th
Ong'wen O and Wright S (2007) Small Farmers and the Future of Sustainable Agriculture. EcoFair Trade Dialogue Discussion Paper No. 7. Heinrich Böll Foundation: Berlin
Wright S (2006) Primer on Intellectual Property Rights. MASIPAG: Los Baños, Philippines
Yap E, Wright S, Mertineit A, and Nilles B (Eds) (2004) Save our rice: Farmer-based initiatives to end hunger in Asia. MISEREOR: Aachen, Germany
It's in Our Hands: Shaping Community and Economic Futures (documentary) (2003). School of Environmental Planning, Griffith University, Nathan, Production by J. Cameron, with S. La Rocca and D. Monson, 15 mins.
Available online (in two parts) through YouTube:
View part 1
View part 2
Cameron J and Gibson K (2001) Shifting Focus: Pathways to Community and Economic Development: A Resource Kit, Latrobe City Council & Monash University, Victoria. ISBN 0 9578620 0 8.
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