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    I m pleased to announce two new items published in the 2009 volume of the IJCCR (International Journal of Community Currency Research). We hope you find the
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      I'm pleased to announce two new items published in the 2009 volume of
      the IJCCR (International Journal of Community Currency Research).

      We hope you find the papers useful and interesting, and encourage you
      to consider sending us reports, papers and reviews for the journal -
      please visit the website for more information, thankyou.

      www.uea.ac.uk/env/ijccr

      best wishes,

      Gill Seyfang, co-editor.




      A book review:

      'Seeds of Change: The New Economics of Sustainable Consumption' by
      Gill Seyfang, reviewed by Jeppe Graugaard


      and a research paper:

      Social Economy and Central Banks: Legal and Regulatory Issues on
      Social Currencies (Social Money) as a Public Policy Instrument
      Consistent with Monetary Policy by Marusa Vasconcelos Freire

      Abstract

      In Brazil, the National Secretariat for Solidarity Economy has
      encouraged the establishment of Community Development Banks that issue
      �social currencies for local circulation�, and has struggled to set up
      a regulatory framework for the use of social currencies, by means of
      public policies for solidarity finance, at the federal, state, and
      municipal levels of governments. Can social currencies be regarded as
      public policy instruments compatible with monetary policy under the
      responsibility of central banks? With the aim of systematizing this
      question and allowing the Central bank of Brazil to elaborate a
      reference study on this subject, this essay defines social currencies
      on the basis of constitutional precepts; identifies and examines legal
      and regulatory issues and logistical and operational aspects relating
      to social currency systems; and investigates why social currencies
      should be regarded as public policy instruments for local development
      compatible with monetary policy.



      Resum�

      Au Br�sil, le Secr�tariat d��tat � l��conomie Solidaire stimule la
      cr�ation de Banques Communautaires de D�veloppement, en les permettant
      d��mettre des � monnaies sociales pour la ciruclation locale � et
      s�efforce d��tablir un cadre r�glementaire pour l�usage de monnaies
      sociales au moyen de politiques publiques de finances solidaires sur
      les trois niveaux de gouvernement : pouvoir central, des �tats et des
      municipalit�s. Or, peut-on consid�rer que les monnaies sociales sont
      des instruments de politiques publiques compatibles avec la politique
      mon�taire conduite par les banques centrales ? Pour syst�matiser cette
      question et permettre � la Banque centrale du Br�sil d��laborer une
      �tude de r�f�rence sur ce sujet, cet essai commence par d�finir ce que
      sont les monnaies sociales sur la base des pr�cepts da la
      constituition. Il identifie et examine ensuite les questions l�gales
      et r�glementaires et certains aspects logistiques et op�rationnels
      li�s aux syst�mes de monnaies sociales pour finalement montrer
      pourquoi les monnaies sociales peuvent �tre consid�r�es comme des
      instruments de politiques publiques de d�veloppement local compatibles
      avec la politique mon�taire.



      Resumen

      En Brasil, la Secretar�a Nacional de Econom�a Solidaria ha estado
      incentivando la creaci�n de Bancos Comunitarios de Desarrollo para la
      emisi�n de �monedas sociales de circulaci�n local� y est� luchando por
      el establecimiento de un hito regulatorio para el uso de monedas
      sociales, mediante pol�ticas p�blicas de finanzas solidarias en las
      tres esferas de gobierno: federal, estatal y municipal. �Podr�n las
      monedas sociales ser consideradas como instrumentos de pol�ticas
      p�blicas compatibles con la pol�tica monetaria bajo la responsabilidad
      de los bancos centrales? Con el objetivo de sistematizar la cuesti�n y
      permitir al Banco Central de Brasil a elaborar una investigaci�n de
      referencia sobre este tema, este ensayo define lo que son monedas
      sociales a partir de fundamentos constitucionales; identifica y
      examina cuestiones legales y regulatorias y aspectos log�sticos y
      operacionales relacionados a los sistemas de monedas sociales; y
      verifica por qu� las monedas sociales pueden ser consideradas como
      instrumentos de pol�ticas p�blicas de desarrollo local compatibles con
      la pol�tica monetaria.



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      Dr Gill Seyfang
      RCUK Academic Fellow
      School of Environmental Sciences
      University of East Anglia
      Norwich NR4 7TJ, UK

      tel: +44 (0) 1603 592956
      personal: www.uea.ac.uk/~e175/
      department: www.uea.ac.uk/env/

      *** NEW BOOK ***
      The New Economics of Sustainable Consumption: Seeds of Change
      by Gill Seyfang, 2009 (Palgrave Macmillan)








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