Community Economies


The Community Economies Research Network (CERN) is an international network of researchers who are interested in ways of enacting new visions of economy. In particular the network is interested in the productivity of theorizing diverse economies and building more ethical economic and ecological relationships. Members of the network are inspired by, or in conversation with, the work of J.K. Gibson-Graham, and others who have applied, developed and extended their work on community economies.

CERN is both a communication network and a community of interest that provides contexts for emergent collaborations. It is open to graduate students, academics, policy makers, community researchers and activists involved in research.

CERN communicates via a list-serve: [email protected] This list is used to circulate new research output, information about conferences, links to parallel or complementary research, and links to economic experiments.  In addition to the International CERN list there are two regional sub-lists of CERN, one in Eastern Australia (CERN-Sydney), one in North-East USA (CERN-NE). CERN sub lists are used to circulate notice of monthly regional meetings at which members read and discuss research of interest.

Process for admitting new members to the CERN
New people can be added to the CERN with endorsement by 2 current CERN list members. New members should introduce themselves to the list with a short statement. Email addresses of new members should be forwarded to our webmaster for inclusion, and people can leave the list in the same way.