- From MW150121 - Transformed by Community Economic Development.pdf: Southwest Montréal - from an industrial centre to poverty. PEP and RESO successful intervention through citizen engagement: socio-economic partners - organization must be composed of voting | vote | democracy | !democratic | election representatives of different sectors of the community (four from business, four from community based organization | community organization | community based organizations, two union Leader | lead | leading, two associate members known for their influence, board grew to include local institutions, residence and elected municipal officials), committees and forums, AGM; Collaboration: supporting key community projects, economic, employment and recreation tourist plans; employment support and advice to entrepreneur | entrepreneurship, maintain industrial zoning, networking between businesses, workshops for training, secondary school for adults developed with industrial | factory, unions and literacy organizations.
- From Shared Space Chapter 1 - Reaching for Resilience: The opportunity cluster provides an investment in employment related skills. Activities and organizations stem from collective entrepreneurship, creation of development accounts, learning bonds, home ownership, and financial assets, and are guided by principals of democratic engagement and shared profit.
- From MW150126 - The Political Imperative.pdf: Social economies ( community sector): aim to serve their members/community, instead of just profit; not private or public; democratic and participatory for users and workers; priority to people and employment rather than Capital in the distribution of revenue and surplus; based on principals of participation, empowering | enabling, individual and collective responsibility.
- From MW150113 - CED & Social Economy in Canada - A People's History.pdf: Progressive social policies for marginalization groups, eg voting, Child care, support for entrepreneurs for women, disabled persons.
- From Transforming or Reforming Capitalism - Chapter 2 - Ghorayshi, Gradon, Kliewer "Towards a Social Theory in Community Economic Development: Idealizing Community in the Era of Globalization": Community has many definitions, geographic and virtual. Relationships, shared experiences, and human scale form an important part, often opposed to bureacracy and centralization. The term is romanticized to emphasize unity over differences, the assumption that local development is better than non-local, civil society better than the state, face to face communications is more pure, and assumes a "dream" of participatory democracy.
- From Shared Space Chapter 2 - Organizing for complexity: Communities need new structures (that emphasize interconnectedness). Municipalities need to be more inclusive of local voices, and are limited by elections.
- From 503 notes from September 14, 2008: Direct democracy - no elections.
- From Transforming or Reforming Capitalism - Chapter 2 - Ghorayshi, Gradon, Kliewer "Towards a Social Theory in Community Economic Development: Idealizing Community in the Era of Globalization": Socio-economic theorists, civil society groups question capitalist imbalances and exclusion, instead favouring democraticization, sharing, cooperation, and ideals that favour collective well-being. Government, NGOs, academics have proposed remedial models: CED (a term mainly used in the West), is one of them.