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Community currencies have gained a lot of public attention over recent years. The development of these systems in different parts of the world has been accompanied by theoretical and empirical work of social scientists who have analysed these social innovations from a variety of different angles. This bibliography is a contribution to the academic infrastructure of community currency research. It is specifically designed for those pursuing an academic interest in this field. The major part of this project, the databank: VuFind, offers different options for searching this collection - by author, subject or through a detailed search.

A small selection of background literature can be found separately on this website. These are sources which do not deal with community currencies, but are important for authors in this field. For further details please refer to the "principles" section of this site. The link section is a gate to other facilities in the area of community currency research. It also provides access to scholarly and "grey" literature, for instance, small, non-academic journals. This is not a general link list about community currencies. The major objective of this project is to present a comprehensive collection irrespective of the language or the theoretical background of the author(s). At this stage the editors have to admit that it is still a long road towards achievement of this objective. Users of the bibliography are invited to make contributions – information such as sources that might be included as well as comments about the existing structure are welcome.



CC-Literature will be refurbished. This is work in progress, but you can see the new appearance already now under The new design illustrates that RAMICS, the IJCCR and this bibliography are parts of the same family. Databank and the other parts of the project will be available via the present domain, but, please note, .de will be offline for approximately three days in early March.

RAMICS – The Research Association on Monetary Innovation and Community and Complementary Currency Systems has been founded

The launch of this association is a big step forward. RAMICS provides an organisational framework for the elements which already exist in this field of research – the International Journal of Community Currency Research (IJCCR), biennial conferences, and the Bibliography of Community Currency Research. This acknowledgement of CC-Literature as one of the cornerstones of a pioneering research infrastructure implies also a responsibility. Over the next weeks the databank will be updated, later this year the design of this website will be overhauled. In the meantime, a list with publications - not integrated in the databank yet - can be found here

For details see  

IV International Conference on Social and Complementary Currencies: Money, Awareness and Values for Social Change

Barcelona, 10.-14.5.2017

For the call of papers see