The Handbook of Diverse Economies
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The Handbook of Diverse Economies

Edited by J. K. Gibson-Graham and Kelly Dombroski

Economic diversity abounds in a more-than-capitalist world, from worker-recuperated cooperatives and anti-mafia social enterprises to caring labour and the work of Earth Others, from fair trade and social procurement to community land trusts, free universities and Islamic finance. The Handbook of Diverse Economies presents research that inventories economic difference as a prelude to building ethical ways of living on our dangerously degraded planet. With contributing authors from twenty countries, it presents new thinking around subjectivity and methodology as strategies for making other worlds possible.
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Chapter 32: Community land trusts: embracing the relationality of property

Louise Crabtree


This chapter introduces community land trusts as a model of property that embraces the inherent relationality of this as a base for reducing the ability to speculate on value. As permanently affordable, community-led models of property and development, community land trusts represent contemporary manifestations of commons and can address the provision of stable and affordable housing as well as a broad range of objectives, as identified by the relevant community. The breadth and flexibility of community land trust activities shows that the context-specific application of their ongoing concern with community control and perpetual stewardship is a powerful enactment of property as a socially embedded, and hence political, phenomenon that can underpin diverse, flourishing communities and economies.

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