The Cooperative Movement

The Cooperative Movement

Globalization From Below

eBook - 2007
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Richard Williams surveys the history of the cooperative movement from its modern origins in the 18th century and deals with the theory of cooperation, as contrasted with the 'Standard Economic Model', based on competition. The book analyzes the successes and challenges of the cooperative movement as an alternative to the global neo-colonialism and imperialism that now characterizes free-market capitalist approaches to globalization

Taylor
& Francis Publishing

Richard Williams surveys the history of the cooperative movement from its origins in the 18th century and deals with the theory of cooperation, as contrasted with the 'Standard Economic Model', based on competition. The book contains the results of field studies of a number of successful cooperatives both in the developed and developing world. It includes insights from personal interviews of cooperative members and concludes by considering the successes and challenges of the cooperative movement as an alternative to the global neo-colonialism and imperialism that now characterizes free-market capitalist approaches to globalization. The book considers democratic and local control of essential economic activities such as the production, distribution, and retailing of goods and services. It suggests that cooperative approaches to these economic activities are already reducing poverty and resulting in equitable distributions of wealth and income without plundering the resources of developing countries.

Publisher: Aldershot, Hampshire, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2007
ISBN: 9780754683797
0754683796
9780754670384
0754670384
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xxii, 230 pages) : illustrations

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