Co-operative Activity in Preston

Manley, Julian Y orcid iconORCID: 0000-0003-2548-8033 and Froggett, Lynn orcid iconORCID: 0000-0001-8406-6231 (2016) Co-operative Activity in Preston. Project Report. University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), Preston, Lancashire.

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Co-operativism, then is being hailed by some (Mason, 2015)3 as the beginning of a postcapitalist society and a new way forward: ‘Almost unnoticed, in the niches and hollows of the market system, whole swaths of economic life are beginning to move to a different rhythm. Parallel currencies, time banks, cooperatives and self-managed spaces have proliferated, barely noticed by the economics profession, and often as a direct result of the shattering of the old structures in the post-2008 crisis.’4
Working co-operatively also brings with it a new economics

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