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The cooperative movement : globalization from below / Richard C. Williams ; with preface by George Cheney
Bib ID 3986898
Format BookBook
Author
Williams, Richard C
 
Online Versions
Description Aldershot : Ashgate, c2007 
xxii, 230 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 9780754670384
0754670384
Series

Corporate social responsibility series.

Summary

"This book 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."--BOOK JACKET.

Full contents
  • History and theory of cooperation
  • History and theory of the cooperative movement
  • Comparing cooperation, competition, and individual effort
  • The standard economic model and globalization
  • Cooperative case studies
  • Cooperation and microfinance in Southeast Asia and Oceania
  • The cooperative movement in India
  • Mondragón : the Bsque cooperative experience
  • Cooperatives in Latin America
  • Puerto Ricos cooperative effort
 
Notes

Formerly CIP.

Subjects Cooperative societies.  |  Cooperative societies -- History.
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