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The Cooperative Movement (Corporate Social Responsibility Series) [Hardcover]

Richard C. Williams


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April 13, 2007 0754670384 978-0754670384
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 neocolonialism and imperialism that now characterizes free-market capitalist approaches to globalization. The book argues for a more 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.

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Richard C. Williams is from the School of Professional Studies, Regis University, USA.

Product Details

  • Series: Corporate Social Responsibility Series
  • Hardcover: 230 pages
  • Publisher: Ashgate Pub Co (April 13, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0754670384
  • ISBN-13: 978-0754670384
  • Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,917,954 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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