This collection contains case studies, case summaries, working papers, and briefing notes from the IDS project Linking Participation and Economic Advancement. These materials explore economic alternatives that enable participation: ways that enterprises, communities and societies are making economic decisions in which ‘ordinary’ people have a real voice. In particular, they examine participation in three areas: alternative forms of economic management that enable workers, consumers, communities, farmers, for example, to have a voice; citizen voice in government economic policy-making; and grassroots economic alternatives where people claim ownership over economic processes that affect their lives.

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