IJCCR (International Journal of Community Currency Research) Contents, 1998 to 2015
IJCCR (International Journal of Community Currency Research) Contents, 1998 to 2015
|Volume 19 (Summer)|
|19||2015||Introduction: Money and Development||Georgina Gómez||1-5|
|19||2015||Territorial development and Community currencies: symbolic meanings in Brazilian Community development banks||Marie Fare, Carlos de Freitas and Camille Meyer||6-17|
|19||2015||Complementary Currencies for Sustainable Development in Kenya: The Case of the Bangla-Pesa||William O. Ruddick, Morgan A. Richards, and Jem Bendell||18-30|
|19||2015||Virtual social currencies for unemployed people: social networks and job market access||Maëlle Della Peruta and Dominique Torre||31-41|
|19||2015||Price Setting Mechanisms in Complementary Currencies in Argentina’s Redes de Trueque||Georgina M. Gómez||42-52|
|19||2015||What kinds of volunteer become more motivated by community currency? Influence of perceptions of reward on motivation||Ken-ichi Kurita, Masayuki Yoshida and Yoshihisa Miyazaki||53-61|
|19||2015||Building trust: exploring the role of community exchange and reputation||Robin Krabbe||62-71|
|19||2015||Community Currency in Korea: How do we envision community currency?||Joonmo Kang and Baeg Eui Hong||72-80|
|19||2015||Beyond growth: problematic relationships between the financial crisis, care and public economies, and alternative currencies||Maurizio Ruzzene||81-93|
|19||2015||French complementary currency systems: exploring contributions to promote social currency in Argentina||Ricardo Orzi||94-105|
|19||2015||The Financing of Complementary Currencies: Problems and Perspectives||Rolf. F. H. Schroeder||106-113|
|19||2015||On Velocity in Several Complementary Currencies||Josep Lluis de la Rosa and James Stodder||114-127|
|19||2015||Prices in Parallel Currency: the case of the Exchange Network of Chania, Crete||Irene Sotiropoulou||128-136|
|19||2015||Cooperation and Intertrade between Community Currencies: From fundamentals to rule-making and clearing systems, including a case study of the Zurich Area, Switzerland||Jens Martignoni||137-151|
|19||2015||Validating and improving the Impact of Complementary Currency Systems through impact assessment frameworks||Christophe Place and Leander Bindewald||152-164|
|19||2015||It’s the motivation, stupid! The influence of motivation of secondary currency initiators on the currencies’ success||Lukas Fesenfeld, Jan Stuckatz, Iona Summerson, Thomas Kiesgen, Daniela Ruß, Maja Klimaschewski||165-172|
|19||Volume 19 (Winter)|
|19||2015||The Community Currency Scene in Spain||Hughes, Neil||1-11|
|19||2015||How Green is Our Money? Mapping the Relationship between Monetary Systems and the Environment||Brooks, Skylar||12-18|
|19||2015||2015 Book reviews|
|18||2014||A Counter-Hegemonic Discourse of Economic Difference: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Timebanking in the United States||Rice, Julie Steinkopf||1-10|
|18||2014||First Micro-Simulation Model of a LEDDA Community Currency-Dollar Economy||Boik, John||11-29|
|18||2014||2014 Book reviews|
|17||2013||Improving Complementary Currency Interchange By A Regional Hub-Solution||Huber, L. and Martignoni, J.||1-7|
|17||2013||Bitcoin: The Political ‘Virtual’ Of An Intangible Material Currency||Jansen, M.||8-18|
|17||2013||Taking Moneyless Exchange to Scale: Measuring and Maintaining the Health of a Credit Clearing System||Greco, T.||19-25|
|17||2013||Is A Global Virtual Currency With Universal Acceptance Feasible?||Jegatheesan, S., Ahmed, S., Chamney, A. and El-Kadri, N.||26-44|
|17||2013||Complementary currency and its impact on the economy||Groppa, Octavio||45-57|
|17||2013||2013 Book reviews|
|16||2012||A New Approach to a Typology of Complementary Currencies||Martignoni, J.||1-17|
|16||2012||Key Indicators of Time Bank Participation: Using Transaction Data for Evaluation||Collom, E.||18-29|
|16||2012||Japan’s Fureai Kippu Time-banking in Elderly Care: Origins, Development, Challenges and Impact||Hayashi, M.||30-44|
|16||2012||Are Alternative Currencies A Substitute Or A Complement To Fiat Money? Evidence From Cross-Country Data||Pfajfar, D., Sgro, G. and Wagner, W.||45-56|
|16||2012||2012 Book reviews|
|16D||2012||Editorial 2012 (Volume 16 Special Issue): Thirty Years of Community and Complementary Currencies||J. Blanc||1-4|
|16D||2012||Democratizing Money: Historical Role of the U.S. Federal Government in Currency Creation||Wainwright, S.||5-13|
|16D||2012||Selling Scrip to America: Ideology, Self-help and the experiments of the Great Depression||Elvins, S.||14-21|
|16D||2012||Tax Anticipation Scrip as a Form of Local Currency in the USA during the 1930s||Gatch, L.||22-35|
|16D||2012||Community Currencies as Integrative Communication Media for Evolutionist Institutional Design||Nishibe, M.||36-48|
|16D||2012||A comparison in transaction efficiency between dispersive and concentrated money creation||Kichiji, N. and Nishibe, M.||49-57|
|16D||2012||Does Demurrage matter for Complementary Currencies?||Godschalk, H.||58-69|
|16D||2012||Economic Activity Without Official Currency in Greece: The * Hypothesis||Sotiropoulou, I.||70-79|
|16D||2012||Sustainability of the Argentine Complementary Currency Systems||Gómez, G.||80-90|
|16D||2012||Moral Money: A Case Study at the Chiemgauer Regional money||Thiel, C.||91-96|
|16D||2012||Solidarity economy between a focus on the local and a global view||Volkmann, K.||97-105|
|16D||2012||Stroud Pound: A Local Currency to Map, Measure and Strengthen the Local Economy||Scott Cato, M. and Suárez, M.||106-115|
|16D||2012||Local Exchange Trading Systems in Central European post-Communist Countries||Jelínek, P., Szalay, Zs. and Konečný, A.||116-123|
|16D||2012||An Empirical Study of the Social Effects of Community Currencies||Nakazato, H. and Hiramoto, T.||124-135|
|16D||2012||CC Coupon Circulation and Shopkeepers’ Behaviour: A Case Study of the City of Musashino, Tokyo, Japan||Kurita, K., Miyazaki, Y. and Nishibe, M.||136-145|
|16D||2012||A two-marketplace and two-currency system: A view on business-to-business barter exchange||Young, M.||146-155|
|16D||2012||Emerging trend of complementary currencies systems as policy instruments for environmental purposes: changes ahead?||Joachain, H. and Klopfert, F.||156-168|
|16D||2012||Trophic currencies: ecosystem modeling and resilient economies||Brakken, M., Austin, P., Rearick, S. and Bindewald, L.||169-175|
|15A||2011||Eco-Pesa: An Evaluation of a Complementary Currency Programme in Kenya’s Informal Settlements||Ruddick, W.O.||1-12|
|15A||2011||Time is of the Essence: The Challenges and Achievements of a Swedish Time Banking Initiative||Molnar, S.||13-22|
|15A||2011||A Theoretical Framework for Shared Monetary Governance||Jones, S.D.||23-30|
|15A||2011||Community Currency Research: An analysis of the literature||Schroeder, R.F.H., Miyazaki, Y., Fare, M.||31-41|
|15A||2011||Status: The Burlington Currency Project: A History||Kirschner, A.||42-55|
|15A||2011||Money and Participatory Governance: A review of the literature||Jones, S.D.||56-68|
|15A||2011||Downtown Dollars: Community currency or discount coupon?||Kaplan, N.||69-77|
|15A||2011||Communal Currencies In Venezuela||Dittmer, K.||78-83|
|15A||2011||Calgary Dollars: Economic and Social Capital Benefits||Wheatley, G., Younie, C., Alaijlan, H. and McFarlane, E.||84-89|
|15A||2011||2011 Book Reviews|
|15D||Editorial 2011 (Volume 15 Special Issue): The State of the Art||Longhurst, N. and Seyfang, G.||1|
|15D||2011||Preface 2011 (Volume 15 Special Issue): Yet Another Moment of Truth||Boyle, D.||1-3|
|15D||2011||Classifying ‘CCs’: Community, Complementary and Local Currencies||Blanc, J.||4-10|
|15D||2011||On The Money: Getting the message out||Rogers, J.||11-16|
|15D||2011||Complementary Currencies in Germany: The Regiogeld System||Thiel, C.||17-21|
|15D||2011||What Have Complementary Currencies in Japan Really Achieved?||Hirota, Y.||22-26|
|15D||2011||Alternative Exchange Systems in Contemporary Greece||Sotiropoulou, I.||27-31|
|15D||2011||Complementary Currencies for Sustainable Local Economies in Central America||Brenes, E.||32-38|
|15D||2011||Community Currency Progress in Latin America (Banco Palmas)||Place, C.||39-46|
|15D||2011||L’Accorderie and Le Jardin Universel (JEU) in Quebec||Lizotte, M. and Duhaime, G.||47-51|
|15D||2011||Kékfrank to Boost the Resilience of Locality||Szalay, Z.E.||52-56|
|15D||2011||The SOL: A Complementary Currency for the Social Economy and Sustainable Development||Fare, M.||57-60|
|15D||2011||Building Local Resilience: The emergence of the UK Transition Currencies||Ryan-Collins, J.||61-67|
|15D||2011||A Report from Vermont (USA): The VBSR Marketplace||Kirschner, A.||68-72|
|15D||2011||Time-Banking in Social Housing||Naughton – Doe, R.||73-76|
|15D||2011||The Colours of Money: Artmoney as Community Currency||Banks, M.||77-81|
|15D||2011||Complementary Currency Open Source Software in 2010||Slater, M.||82-87|
|14A||2010||Editorial 2010 (volume 14)||Longhurst, N.||0|
|14A||2010||Learning To Exchange Time: Benefits and Obstacles To Time Banking||Ozanne, L.||1-16|
|14A||2010||The Case for Monetary Diversity||Mouatt, S.||17-28|
|14A||2010||Stamp Scrip in the Great Depression: Lessons for Community Currency for Today?||Warner, J.||29-45|
|14B||2010||Research Briefing: Grassroots Innovations and Complementary Currencies||Seyfang, G. and Longhurst, N.||1-2|
|13||2009||13 (2009), editorial||Williams, C.C.||1-2|
|13||2009||Time for Each Other: Working Towards a Complementary Currency Model to Serve the Anti-Poverty Policies of the Municipality of Landgraaf, the Netherlands||van Kuik, M.||3-18|
|13||2009||Change Takes Time: Exploring Structural and Developmental Issues of Time Banking||Gregory, L.||19-32|
|13||2009||Stiansen Endre and Guyer Jane I. (1999) Credit, Currencies and Culture: African Financial Institutions in Historical Perspective||Ngoumou, T.||33-35|
|13||2009||The Impact of Community Currency Systems on Gender Relations in Rural Northeast Thailand: A Hybrid Social Audit-Gender Analysis Approach||Walker, D.||36-60|
|13||2009||Chiemgauer Regiomoney: Theory and Practice of a Local Currency||Gelleri, C.||61-75|
|13||2009||Social Economy and Central Banks: Legal and Regulatory Issues on Social Currencies (Social Money) as a Public Policy Instrument Consistent with Monetary Policy||Freire, M.V.||76-94|
|13||2009||Josh Ryan-Collins, Lucie Stephens and Anna Coote (2008) The New Wealth Of Time: How Time Banking Helps People Build Public Services||Devitt, K.||95-97|
|13||2009||David Akin and Joel Robbins (eds) (1999) Money and Modernity: State and Local Currencies in Melanesia||de Meulenaere, S.||95-98|
|13||2009||Gill Seyfang (2009) The New Economics of Sustainable Consumption: Seeds of Change||Graugaard, J.||99-101|
|12||2008||Editorial 2008 (volume 12)||Seyfang, G.||1|
|12||2008||2007 Yearly Report of the Worldwide Database of Complementary Currency Systems||de Meulenaere, S.||2-19|
|12||2008||Peter North (2006) Alternative Currency Movements as a Challenge to Globalisation? A Case Study of Manchester’s Local Currency Networks.||Boulianne, M.||20-23|
|12||2008||Community Currency: An Approach To Economic Sustainability In Our Local Bioregion||Soder, N. T.||24-52|
|12||2008||An Economic Analysis Of Contemporary Local Currencies In The United States||Krohn, G.A. and Snyder, A.M.||53-68|
|12||2008||Helmut Creutz (2008) Le Syndrome De La Monnaie. Vers Une Economie De Marche Sans Crise.||Blanc, J.||69-73|
|11||2007||Editorial 2007 (volume 11)||Williams, C.C.||0|
|11||2007||Local Currency Loans and Grants: Comparative Case Studies of Ithaca HOURS and Calgary Dollars||Mascornick, J.||1-22|
|11||2007||2006 Yearly Report of the Worldwide Database of Complementary Currency Systems||de Meulenaere, S.||23-35|
|11||2007||The Motivations, Engagement, Satisfaction, Outcomes, and Demographics of Time Bank Participants: Survey Findings from a U.S. System||Collum, E.||36-83|
|11||2007||Towards A Knowledge Economy||Carrillo, C.I., de la Rosa, J.L. and Canals, A.||84-97|
|11||2007||Exploring Gender Divisions In A Community Currency System: The Case Of The Barter Network In Argentina||Pereyra, F.||98-111|
|10||2006||Editorial 2006 (volume 10)||Williams, C.C.||0|
|10||2006||Complementary Currency Innovation: Self-guarantee in peer-to-peer currencies||Ardon, M. and Lietaer, B.||1-7|
|10||2006||2005 Yearly Report of the Worldwide Database of Complementary Currency Systems||de Meulenaere, S.||8-17|
|10||2006||A Proposal for a Brazilian Education Complementary Currency||Lietaer, B.||18-23|
|10||2006||Community Exchange and Trading Systems in Germany||Schroeder, R.F.H.||24-42|
|10||2006||Argentina in the Red: What can the UK’s Regional Economies Learn from the Argentinian Banking Crisis?||Cato, M.S.||43-55|
|10||2006||Establishing Time Based Community Currencies: Means of Measure, Exchange and Storage||Serra, S. H.||56-67|
|9||2005||Has the Time for Electronic Currency Come? Imagining an E-Currency Future for Money||Sharma, A.|
|9||2005||Helping Everyone Have PLENTY: Addressing Distribution and Circulation in an HOURS-based Local Currency System||Lepofsky, J. and Bates, L.K.|
|9||2005||Editorial 2005 (volume 9)||Williams, C.C.||0|
|8||2004||Editorial 2004 (volume 8)||Williams, C.C.||0|
|8||2004||The Social and Cultural Capital of Community Currency, An Ithaca HOURS Case Study Survey||Jacob, J., Brinkerhoff, M., Jovic, E. and Wheatley, G.|
|8||2004||HOUR Town – Paul Glover and the Genesis and Evolution of Ithaca HOURS||Jacob, J., Brinkerhoff, M., Jovic, E. and Wheatley, G.|
|8||2004||Kaláka and Kör: Green money and mutual aid in Hungary||North, P.|
|8||2004||Complementary Currencies in Japan Today: History, Originality and Relevance||Lietaer, B.|
|7||2003||Editorial 2003 (volume 7)||Williams, C.C.||0|
|7||2003||A Currency for Change? one activist’s personal view of LETS||Taylor, G.|
|6||2002||Editorial 2002 (volume 6)||Williams, C.C.||0|
|6||2002||Tackling social exclusion with community currencies: learning from LETS to Time Banks||Seyfang G.|
|6||2002||Talente Tauschring Hannover (TTH): Experiences of a German LETS and the relevance of theoretical reflections||Schroeder, R.F.|
|6||2002||Development at the Conjuncture of Feminism and Associationalism||Powell, J.|
|5||2001||Editorial 2001 (volume 5)||Williams, C.C.||0|
|5||2001||Mutual Credit Systems and the Commons Problem: Why Community Currency Systems such as LETS Need Not Collapse Under Opportunistic Behaviour||Schraven, J.|
|5||2001||The Role of the Third Sector in Paving a ‘Third Way’: Some Lessons From Local Exchange and Trading Schemes (LETS) in the United Kingdom||Williams, C.C., Aldridge, T., Lee, R., Leyshon, A., Thrift, N. and Tooke, J.|
|5||2001||On LETS and Time Dollars||Cahn, E.|
|5||2001||Commodity Currencies for Fair and Stable International Exchange Rates||Plinge, J.W.|
|4||2000||Editorial 2000 (volume 4)||Willams, C.C.|
|4||2000||LETS and Benefit Claiming in the UK: Results of a Pilot Project||Fitzpatrick, T.|
|4||2000||Towards an Economy in the Hands of the People: The Tianguis Tlaloc Local Currency System in Mexico||Lopezllera-Mendez, L. and de Meulenaere, S.|
|4||2000||Reinventing the Market: Alternative Currencies and Community Development in Argentina||de Meulenaere, S.|
|4||2000||Community-based LETSystems in Australia: Localised Barter in a Sophisticated Western Economy||Liesch, P.W. and Birch, D.|
|4||2000||Why Do People Join Local Exchange Trading Systems?||Caldwell, C.|
|3||1999||Editorial 1999 (volume 3)||Irwin, G.||0|
|3||1999||Nouvelles formes de sociabilités ou les limites d’une utopie politique||Laacher, S.|
|3||1999||Cercles d’échanges, cercles vertueux de la solidarité Le cas de l’Allemagne||Pierret, D.|
|2||1998||Editorial 1998 (volume 2)||Jackson, M.||0|
|2||1998||Evaluating LETS as a Means of Tackling Social Exclusion and Cohesion||Willams, C.C., Aldridge, T., Lee, R., Leyshon, A., Thrift, N. and Tooke, J.|
|2||1998||Green Domination In Norwegian LETSystems: Catalyst For Growth Or Constraint On Development?||Gran, E.|
|2||1998||Local Exchange and Trading Systems (LETS) in Australia: a new tool for community development?||Ingleby, J.|
|2||1998||Corporate Barter and Economic Stabilisation||Stodder, J.||1-11|
|1||1997||Editorial 1997 (volume 1)||Williams, C.C.||0|
|1||1997||Local Exchange and Trading Systems (LETS) in Australia: a new tool for community development?||Williams, C.C.||1-11|
|1||1997||The problem of over-accumulation: examining and theorising the structural form of LETS||Jackson, M.||1-9|
|1||1997||Examining Local Currency Systems: a social audit approach||Seyfang, G.||1-29|
source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCQaNdbRMWw published on Sep 27, 2014.
This is a rough transcript of the above video that you should store on your offline-harddisk just in case youtube decides to delete it.
Universities and wast majority of the population and academics all have a blind spot – we have a blind spot on the domain of money.
this blind spots consists of 3 levels/layers:
When you do an open system – then the model that we are proposing which is a complex flow network (like in any natural ecosystem) in which money circulates is the valid one – and we have the proof from thousands of examples of natural ecosystems that this is not stable – unless you put diversity and inter-connectivity within a particular range.
We need to rethink – which mathematics are used and which theoretical framework is being used – which just requires rethinking the entire economic field – which is of course very exciting – for those who want to create something.
There is a huge amount of work to be done – everything needs to be redone.
Economics has never incorporated entropy.
it has been attempted by Nicolas Georgescu-Roegen (Mathematician, Statistician and Economist) in the 1960s/1970s – but has never been integrated back into economics – has never been integrated into mainstream-economics.
Nicolas Georgescu-Roegen is the scholar of the scholars – and the economist of the economists – really hardcore – and no economist should be ignorant of the implications of entropy in the field – because it really questions everything.
Samuelson himself has never changed his book (to reflect that) – it ran through another 20 editions without changing it (in that direction in any way) – so there is an ideological blockage.
i see in the economic framework – besides the definition of an open system – as opposed to a closed system – which is the way it is usually taught – is what do we do what they call “extranalaties”.
In the economic field you have a theoretical framework that is perfectly rational and perfectly mathematical coherent – but it is not related to anything outside of it’s framework.
This is a structural problem – and if you deal with structural problems you need to have structural solutions – if you don’t you just gonna repeat the cycle.
FALSE! if there are “STRUCTURAL PROBLEMS IN YOUR ECONOMIC MODEL.”
What i am proposing as a model is: You have the economy as a center – and you have around it the human-social system were economics is a subset of – there are lots of things we do that are not economic.
And the social-system itself is a subset of the biosphere – so the three fall into each other – and therefore there are no analogies in that approach – that is the model – which is called
i haven’t invented it – there is a full series of people that have been working with it.
What is taught is an abstract ideology that has nothing to do with reality.
Just for the Love of it: Who the F**** is “Courtney Love was invented?” ah never mind i just misheard something in the above video.
WHEN? 2017.05.10 to 2017.05.14 (if the EU economy not COMPLETELY collapsed until then and USA/NATO did NOT start WW3 with Russia/China yet)
Organized by UOC
regular price is 180€!!! but you can apply for scholarship, deadline applications is 30th January 2017, and its resolution will take place on 15 February 2017. The award of 25 scholarships will be carried out according to the motivations and justifications submitted by applicants.
About the conference
Structure of the Conference
Registration, fees and important details
1. The academic conference
2. Policy makers and government officials conference
3. Practitioners, doers, grassroots organizations
ISS Organizing Committee
Papers and Presentations (in progress)
About the conference
The 2nd International Conference on Complementary Currency Systems will be held from the 19th to the 23rd of June 2013 in The Hague, The Netherlands. The conference will be hosted by ISS. (International Space Station? :-D)
The conference is bilingual (English and Spanish), with sessions organized in either language. It offers space to academics, local government officials and practitioners alike to organize panels, workshops, and other session formats that participants see fit to stimulate the exchange of ideas and experiences.
Community and complementary currency systems include initiatives like the LETS, time banks, the Argentine Redes de Trueque, the Ithaca Hours in the USA, the German Regiogeld, the Brasilian community banks with surrogate currencies, the SOL currency in France, the ‘Transition Towns’ in the UK, the RES in Belgium and the Wir in Switzerland, mobile-phone payment systems in Uganda and Kenya, and for digital remittances in El Salvador.
The conference will get together academics, local government officials and other policy makers, practitioners and representatives of grassroots organisations related to Complementary Currency Systems. The conference will have three strands with special events for each one of these publics (more information on each one of them below)
The 2nd International Conference on Complementary and Community Currency Systems invites you to explore the ways in which CCS and the multiplicity of monetary circuits affect local development, households’ welfare, governance and civil society organizations. It follows from the previous International Conference on Complementary and Community Currencies organised in Lyon in February 2011.
The concept of development has a variety of meanings to different social groups, including economic and environmental sustainability, community resilience after shocks, political autonomy, and culturally embedded economic systems. Moreover, the conference seeks to consolidate the practice of meeting every two years to share and discuss research in the area of CCS, the ontology of money and alternative economic systems with own means of payment. The conference seeks to advance knowledge on three aspects of CCS: 1) Their innovativeness; 2) Their viability, and 3) Their Impact. Papers will be arranged around these three aspects. The academic closing will summarize the collective learning achieved in them, which will later be reflected in the conference publications.
Keynote speakers on the academic event:
|Professor Katherine Gibson, Institute of Culture and Society (ICS), University of Western Sydney, Human and Economic Geography, Australia
All over the world people are experimenting with different ways of organizing their economies such that the wellbeing of humans and non-humans alike is placed at the centre of concern. Given the challenges for development in a climate changing world in which inequality is not decreasing, it is incumbent on us to look seriously at these experiments and to work out ways of strengthening their capacity to achieve this goal. Complementary currencies are one such experiment. In this presentation I explore a range of ways that people are ‘taking back’ transactions as vehicles for ethical interconnection. What kinds of encounters with distant and proximate others are possible as we seek to obtain what we need to live well that we can’t produce ourselves? Is it possible to enact an ethic of care in the process of exchange? As we become more aware of the other with whom we are connected via transaction, our economic subjectivity shifts and it is possible to begin to think of inhabiting a community economy. I draw on the technologies of self-inventory and ethical exploration elaborated in my new co-authored book Take Back the Economy: An Ethical Guide For Transforming Our Communities (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2013) to suggest how together, we might move towards a different vision of development in which wellbeing is a direct, rather than trickled down, outcome.
|Akinobu Kuroda is professor of Financial History at the Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia at the University of Tokyo
‘Locality of Money Ubiquitous through Human History’
The global history of money is full of local colour. Some communities, such as early modern England and Japan depended on communal credit to make transactions. And certain merchants, like those in traditional China, shared an accounting unit which was different from the one used outside their town or business. Some municipal governments or institutions, such as the chambers of commerce in USA in the midst of Great Depression, issued currencies acceptable within their spheres. Less grand-scale, but just as important schemes were set up by smaller communities. Currencies supplied by unofficial agents like a grocery or a liquor shop were often in circulation among locals, although they did not have any legal guarantees nor were they intrinsically valued. Local currencies appeared in varied forms, from cowry shells to paper notes. Some of them appeared as solutions to specific emergencies.However, the frequent emergence of currencies at the local level suggests that locality may be one of the necessary characteristics and basic preconditions for currencies to become generally acceptable, instead of just a temporary solution. The ubiquity of local currencies throughout history suggests that both state oriented perspectives on the acceptability of currencies (macro point of view) and individually based perspectives (micro) are inadequate to explain the emergence of money.
|Professor Keith Hart is Centennial Professor of Economic Anthropology at the London School of Economics and Co-Director of the Human Economy Programme, University of Pretoria.
The euro crisis is a consequence of the neoliberal idea that politics can be banished from monetary policy, a dream shared by the techno-utopians who designed BitCoin. But it also represents the collapse of national capitalism as the dominant economic system of our times. This impasse ought to represent an opportunity for community currencies – and I once thought so – but many of them unconsciously retain the assumptions of national capitalism. Here I propose a strategy for a “human economy”. This must be informed by an economic vision capable of bridging the gap between everyday life (what people know) and humanity’s common predicament, which is inevitably impersonal and lies beyond the actor’s point of view (what they don’t know). Emergent world society is the new human universal – not an idea, but the fact of our shared occupation of the planet crying out for new principles of association. Small may be beautiful and a preference for initiatives grounded in local social realities is unchallengeable, but large-scale bureaucracies, whether governments or business corporations, are also essential if our aspirations for economic democracy are to embrace the movement of the world we live in. Money and markets should take forms that are more conducive to this end. It helps to recognize that they span the extremes of human experience. Money reflects our human potential to make universal society.
Academic Panels A
MONEY IN DIVERSE ECONOMIES: CONCEPTUALISING PLURALITY
|Jérôme Blanc, Ludovic Desmedt, Laurent Le Maux, Jaime Marques-Pereira, Pepita Ould Ahmed, Bruno Théret||“Monetary Plurality in Economic Theory”||Document||Presentation|
|Bernard Lietaer||“Learning from Nature: How Complementary Currencies stabilize the monetary system”||Document||Presentation|
|“Complementary currencies and the global economy”||Document||Presentation|
|Szalay Zsuzsanna||“From Braudel’s Triptych to the Closed Loop Economy”||Document||Presentation|
|Panel A2. COOPERATION|
|Masahiro Mikami and Makoto Nishibe||“Gaming Simulation using Electronic Community Currency: Behavioral Analysis of Self-versus-Community Consciousness”||Document||Presentation|
|Takayoshi Kusago and Makoto Nishibe||“Community dock: a new policy approach for altering institutions”||Document||Presentation|
|Jens Martignoni||“Aspects for the cooperation of currencies”||Document||Presentation|
|Panel A3. Exploring COMPLEMENTARITY|
|“Monetary experiments of complementarity among state moneys in contemporary federal polities: some general principles and the case of the bocade of the Province of Tucuman in Argentina between 1984 and 2003”||Document||Presentation|
|Jérôme Blanc||“Unpacking complementarity: a conceptual criticism of so-called complementary currencies”||Document||Presentation|
|Panel A4. SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION|
|Thomas Greco||“Reinventing Money: How Complementary Currencies and Mutual Credit Clearing Can Create a Sustainable, Regenerative Economy”||Document||Presentation|
|Stephanie Rearick and Marc Brakken||“Trophic economy part II”||Document||Presentation|
|Tim Jenkin||“What Comes After Capitalism? – That is the Wrong Question”||Document||Presentation|
Academic Panels B
INSIGHTS ON PLURAL CURRENCIES: CCS AS COMMUNITY INNOVATION
|Gill Seyfang and Noel Longhurst||“What Influences Community Currency Growth and Spread? Understanding Grassroots Innovations for Sustainability”||Document||Presentation|
|Ken-Ichi Kurita, Masayuki Yoshida, Yoshihisa, Miyazaki||“Voluntary workers’ differing perceptions of community money”||Document||Presentation|
|Robin Krabbe||“Reputation currencies – can they develop and spread sustainability macro-norms?”||Document||Presentation|
|Shigeto Kobayashi, Takashi Hashimoto, Ken-Ichi Kurita And Makoto Nishibe||“Correlation between Currency Consciousness among Participants of Community Currency and Its Circulation”||Document||Presentation|
|Panel B2. MONETARY ASPECTS OF CCS|
|Joey Renert||“Increase Community Currency Circulation: Back It with Appropriate Core Resources”||Document||Presentation|
|Josep Peplluis de la Rosa I Esteva||“On velocity in several complementary currencies”||Document||Presentation|
|Hugo Godschalk||“CCS as subject to financial regulation in the EU”||Document||Presentation|
|Panel B3. CHARACTERISATIONS OF CCS – REGIONAL ECONOMIES|
|Georgina Gomez||“Neither public nor private: CCS as club markets”||Document||Presentation|
|Rolf F. H. Schroeder||“The Financing of Complementary Currencies: Risks and Chances on the Path toward Sustainable Regional Economies”||Document||Presentation|
|Arjo Klamer, Lotte Boonstra, Aldo Do Carmo jr. and Eleftheria Karioti||“Complementary Currency Systems: Social and Economic Effects of Complementary Currencies”||Document||Presentation|
|Marie Fare, Carlos de Freitas and Camille Meyer||“Social Currencies in Brazilian Community Development Banks : What Role in Territorial Development ? The case of Banco Palmas”||Document||Presentation|
|Panel B4. MANAGEMENT AND EVALUATION|
|Leander Bindewald, Christophe Place||“Validating and improving the impact of complementary currency systems: proposition of an impact assessment process and scoreboard for social, environmental, economic and political development goals”||Document||Presentation|
|Thomas Kiesgen, Jan Stuckatz, Iona Summerson, Lukas Fesenfeld, Daniela Russ||“It’s the founder, stupid! The influence of ideological alignment of regional currency initiators on the currencies’ development”||Document||Presentation|
|Andras Novoszath||“Worth the money: the creation, measurement and management of economic value”||Document||Presentation|
Academic Panels C
STUDY REPORTS ON CCS CASES: LEARNING FROM PRACTICE
|Mike Unrau||“A Practitioners Guide to Cultivating and Developing Government and Institutional Support for a Complementary Currency”||Document||Presentation|
|Juliana Braz||“Community Development and Social Currency: main effects and results of Banco Palmas”||Document||Presentation|
|Ruth Naughton-Doe||“Time to get realistic: unmasking the myths to reveal the reality of time banking practice in England”||Document||Presentation|
Baeg Eui Hong and Joonmo Kang
|“The Perception of Community Currencies in Korea – Using Q methodology”||Document||Presentation|
|Panel D2. CCS AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT|
|William O. Ruddick and Jem Bendell||“Complementary Currencies for Sustainable Development in Kenya”||Document||Presentation|
|Marie Fare||“Sustainable territorial development and monetary subsidiarity”||Document||Presentation|
|Yoshihisa, Miyazaki and Ken-ichi, Kurita||“Possibilities and Issues of Community Currency towards the Endogenous Development in Hilly and Mountainous Areas: A Case Study of Forest Volunteer Activities in Japan”||Document||Presentation|
|Panel D3. STUDY REPORTS ON CCS CASES|
|“Las monedas complementarias en el norte y en el sur. Aportes diferenciales en la construcción de ‘otra economía’”||Document||Presentation|
Enric Montesa and Yasuyuki Hirota
|“Marketing strategies for a complementary currency system (CCS) – A mobile payment system project in Russafa and Gran Vía, Valencia (Spain)”||Document||Presentation|
|Irene Sotiropoulou||“Prices in parallel currency: the case of the exchange network of Chania”||Document||Presentation|
Miguel Puertas and Marcelo Gryckiewicz
|“A la sombra del Arbolito”||Document||Presentation|
|Panel D4. COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVES|
|Erick Brenes||“Update on Complementary Currency Projects in Central America”||Document||Presentation|
|Lee Gregory||“Co-option, Resilience or Resistance? Lessons for Community Currency Systems from the UK development of Time Banking”||Document||Presentation|
|Gábor Sárdi, József Varga and Anett Parádi-Dolgos||“Comparative analysis of the Hungarian complementary currency systems”||Document||Presentation|
Today’s governments are confronted with enormous challenges: a pressing need to cut in public budget expenditures. Complementary currencies seem to be a potential instrument for governments that can be employed to realize specific social goals while saving on the expenses of (ordinary) money and public expenditures. Globally, a vast amount of diverse complementary currencies is in place. These programs try to solve very specific social issues within society.
Complementary currencies depart from the notion that money is essentially a human invention and instrument to influence the relations between citizens and organizations. A solid theoretical framework legitimizes this idea and in the past hundred years a lot of experimentation and experience was picked up with realizing social goals by the implementation of complementary currencies.
However, intelligence on complementary currencies is dispersed: there’s an abundance of authors, academics and experts that have published books, websites, articles and leaflets and organized seminars, congresses and workshops. Information is often insufficiently documented and on some relevant subjects sources seem to be contradictory. This body of knowledge aims for bringing understanding and clarity; it provides an overview of the most important complementary currencies that exist today. Its goal is to provide and disclose information in an impartial manner, making it easier to apply and integrate knowledge on complementary currencies to real issues.
Following the experiences and feedback of the first International Conference on Complementary Currency Systems in Lyon, February 2011, these two day following the academic and policy-makers orientated days oft he 2nd International Conference of Complementary Currency Systems are dedicated to practitioners, doers, organizers, advocates, networkers and activists in the field of complementary and community currencies.
Objectives and Programme
These two days will provide participants with an opportunity to meet, interact, exchange, collaborate, teach, train, learn, develop, work, plan, strategize and explore the present and future of the community currency “movement“ together.
In the spirit of true participation, this event will be organized in an “Open Space“ format, allowing the participants themselves to determine the topics and objectives of the individual sessions.
Prior to the event, registered participants will be invited to suggest topics and sessions in an on-line process.
The event will take place at the same venue as the the other meetings on preceding days, or within walking distance from there. Participation in these two days is free of charge, but registration is obligatory.
The working language of these two days will be English, but break-out session in other languages are welcome and impromptu translation for plenary sessions will be organized.
The practitioners event is co-organized with the EU funded Community Currency in Action project represented by the New Economics Foundation in London, email@example.com, the Banco Palmas Institute Europe and FMDV.
|Georgina M. Gómez||AHJ (Bert) Helmsing|
|Rosalba Icaza Garza||Kees Biekart|
Conference email: firstname.lastname@example.org
All participants are requested to register on-line for each one of the three strands of events. The relevant registration form can be found in the section for 1) academics, 2) local government officials and policy makers, or 3) practitioners and grassroots organisations.
2518 AX The Hague
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Directions from the airport:
Participants arriving in The Netherlands will land at Schiphol Airport, near Amsterdam. The distance from the airport to The Hague is about 40 kilometres and the train provides the fastest and cheapest way to reach The Hague. The use of a taxi between Schiphol and The Hague is very expensive. Although ISS is part of Erasmus University of Rotterdam, the ISS is located in THE HAGUE. Please make sure that you take the train to DEN HAAG (Dutch for THE HAGUE) and not to Rotterdam. You can check the timetable at www.ns.nl
You should buy a one way train ticket to DEN HAAG and a one way ticket costs about 8 Euro. The train takes approximately 45 minutes to reach The Hague. The train usually leaves from platform 5, but please check this when you buy the ticket. The Hague has 2 train stations, ‘Den Haag Centraal Station'(CS) and ‘Den Haag Hollands Spoor’ (HS). Both are equally convenient.
Public transport in The Hague:
At both stations you will also taxis. Ask the driver to take you to Kortenaerkade 12. The taxi ride will cost approximately 12 Euro.
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The registration fee does not include accomodation. Please find here information about hotels we have agreed a special rate for the conference.
For the CCS2013 participants, the Parkhotel Den Haag has made us a special group offer of Euro 100 for single rooms, Euro 120 for a double room with single occupancy, and 135 Euro for a double room with double occupancy. All prices include breakfast with organic products.
When making your reservation in the Park Hotel Den Haag or any of the other hotels mentioned, make sure to mention that you are a participant of the CCS Conference at the ISS.