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Social Economy

Updated 25/11/13

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Includes Community Businesses, Co-ops, Social Enterprise. Resources for those engaged or interested in these areas, more added as we come across them. Divided into



A listings style page, within the Areas of Concern grouping.


See Magazines page for New Sector etc.

Understanding Social Enterprise was downloadable from Social Enterprise London - have a look under 'Social Enterprise?' section.

Co-operative Working 1, 2 and 3 was part of a range of publications produced by Co-operatives Research Unit at the Open University - may still be available at Dept for Public Leadership and Social Enterprise? A selection of learning materials covering different aspects and different stages in the development of worker co-ops. From CRU, Technology Faculty, The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA, phone 01908 653054, email:

Radical Routes How to set up a workers' co-op and How to set up a housing co-op booklets. Contact Footprint Workers Co-op to check availablity, email:

UK Society for Co-operative Studies publishes a regular Journal, but probably only for those really interested in all aspects of co-operative activity.

Networks and Educational

Academic providers, including School for Social Entrepreneurs, can be found on Professional Development page.

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