Co-operation and Co-operatives in 21st Century Europe

Manley, Julian Y orcid iconORCID: 0000-0003-2548-8033, Webster, Anthony and Kuznetsova, Olga orcid iconORCID: 0000-0002-4989-0708 (2023) Co-operation and Co-operatives in 21st Century Europe. Organizations and Activism . Policy Press, Bristol. ISBN 9781529226430

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This volume explores where, how and why the cooperative model is having a distinctive, transformational impact in driving socio-economic changes in a post-pandemic 21st century world. Drawing from a diverse range of examples, the book sheds light on how today’s cooperatives and a co-operative way of organising might serve new societal demands. It examines organisational structures and governance models that develop socio-economic resilience in cooperatives. The book’s contributors reveal how the very pursuit of cooperative values and principles challenges market fundamentalism and promotes participatory democracy. This is a timely contribution to recent debates around transformative economies and an invaluable resource for scholars and activists interested in alternative ways of organising.

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