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Mainstreaming Co-Operation: An Alternative for the Twenty-First Century?

Anthony Webster, Linda Shaw, Rachael Vorberg-Rugh, and Rachael Vorberg-Rugh


After decades of flying beneath the radar, co-operation as a principle of business and socio-economic organisation is moving from the margins of economic, social and political thought into the mainstream. In both the developed and developing worlds, co-operative models are increasingly viewed as central to tackling a diverse array of issues, including global food security, climate change, sustainable economic development, public service provision, and gender inequality. This collection, drawing together research from an interdisciplinary group of scholars and co-operative practitioners, consid ... More

Keywords: Co-operative movement, History, Economics, Economic development, International development, Gender, 2008 financial crisis

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Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780719099595
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719099595.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anthony Webster, editor
Northumbria University

Linda Shaw, editor
Co-operative College, and Open University

Rachael Vorberg-Rugh, editor

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1 Introduction

Anthony Webster, Linda Shaw and Rachael Vorberg-Rugh

2 Mainstreaming co-operatives after the global financial crisis

Claudia Sanchez Bajo and Bruno Roelants

9 New models of ownership and governance

Cliff Mills and Ruth Yeoman

16 Learning to swim against the tide: crises and co-operative credibility – some international and historical examples

Anthony Webster, Linda Shaw, Rachael Vorberg-Rugh, John F. Wilson and Ian Snaith

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