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Democratising Economies Through Place-Based Thinking

  • Patricia Inman
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Abstract

The current economy does not have room for everyone. Corporate initiatives have increased the distance between those who thrive and those who are left behind. In contrast, developing a grounded economy using regional strengths and relationships provides an economy of slower groups but also requires a lesser investment, making it easier for all to participate. Local food initiatives are just one type of entrepreneurial activity providing community wealth and dignity. This chapter describes what such an asset-based economy looks like, identifies the collaborative tools needed for the development of such a regional economy and tells the story of successful grounded development. Such an economy grows on the creative talents of citizens and the resources that their regions provide rather than on government intervention for well-being.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Patricia Inman
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  1. 1.Northern Illinois UniversityDeKalbUSA

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