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A Buzz between Rural Cooperation and the Online Swarm This article introduces and explores connections between rural traditions and contemporary projects of voluntary cooperation within emergent online network practices. The key examples are mainly from Finland, the Baltic Sea region,
This is a tool designed to help groups prepare research and surveys to evaluate or audit activities and attitudes in their local communities. The Social Audit Cookbook is a terrific guide for groups wanting to produce statistical data to back up
This paper explores in particular how Teikei groups, as forms of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), operate in Japan, focussing on one particular group. The paper links the Teikei approach to debates around social capital and consumer-citizenship, arguing that pre-existing consumer/citizen institutions
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