Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
The Cooperative Society: The Next Stage in Human History Paperback – September 8, 2016
|New from||Used from|
"The Cooperative Society provides a very encouraging approach and view of the future, ones I believe rightly identify how ripe the mood is of people around the world for qualitative change. This book does an outstanding job of explaining the context for change and, just as importantly, the urgent need for such a change." Charles Gould, Director-General International Co-operative Alliance "The Cooperative Society is a refreshing and hopeful analysis of major trends in human behavior." Judy Ziewacz, President and CEO The National Cooperative Business Association/ CLUSA "I liked The Cooperative Society a lot. It's both forward-looking and grand in its historical context - and irredeemably hopeful, especially given the current political craziness." Burt Solomon, Contributing editor The Atlantic and National Journal "This book does not point to social idealism or lofty statements about the cooperative commonwealth. Instead, the Nadeaus have made a simple, believable and well-supported proposition that cooperatives are the only road to a constructive future for the planet and its people." David J. Thompson, President Twin Pines Cooperative Foundation "The Cooperative Society is a hopeful and practical blueprint of where we all need to place our focus if we wish to contribute to the evolution of a more resilient, egalitarian, peaceful and cooperative society. With wonderfully informative graphics, [the authors] present encouraging insights on just how far we have come already, and where we need to put our efforts now to get us to the next stage of human history." Wendy Holm, Agronomist, columnist, journalist, writer Bowen Island, British Columbia, Canada "The Cooperative Society lays out major drivers of our socio/political/economic environment, but it also develops a useful framework for measuring and monitoring these factors over time." Walden Swanson, Founder and director emeritus CoMetrics
About the Author
E.G. Nadeau has an undergraduate degree in sociology from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has been researching, developing, teaching, and writing about cooperatives and community development for more than 45 years, beginning with his work as a Peace Corps volunteer in Senegal in 1970. From February 2014 to September 2015, Nadeau served as the research director for the US Overseas Cooperative Development Council (OCDC), and organized the International Cooperative Research Group, a division of OCDC. In September 2016, Nadeau and his son Luc published "The Cooperative Society: The Next Stage in Human History." In 2012, Nadeau wrote "The Cooperative Solution: How the United States can tame recessions, reduce inequality, and protect the environment." He also co-authored "Cooperation Works!" with David Thompson in 1996. E.G. Nadeau was the founding director of Cooperative Development Services in 1985, a pioneering co-op business-planning organization in the United States. During a period of 30 years, from 1985 to the present, Nadeau has been doing domestic and international co-op consulting work for Cooperative Development Services, the National Cooperative Business Association/CLUSA, Land O’Lakes International Development Division, the Overseas Cooperative Development Council, and other organizations. He has carried out more than 25 international cooperative development projects since 2000. Nadeau served on the faculty of the Master in Management - Cooperatives and Credit Unions program at St. Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, from 2004 to 2013. He lives in Madison, Wisconsin. Luc Nadeau has a Bachelor of Science degree in ecology from Western Washington University and a Master of Science degree in ecology from Colorado State University. He is an entrepreneur, artist, and freelance ecologist, living in Longmont, Colorado. In 2016, Nadeau illustrated & coauthored "The Cooperative Society: The Next Stage in Human History" with his father, E.G. Nadeau. In 2015, Nadeau coauthored “The Potential for Entomophagy to Address Undernutrition” in the journal Ecology of Food and Nutrition (54:3). In 2006, he coauthored “Effects of Fire Disturbance on Grasshopper (Orthoptera: Acrididae) Assemblages of the Comanche National Grasslands, Colorado” in Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society (79:1). In 2014, he published "Journey of a Monarch Butterfly," a children’s book he illustrated & coauthored.
Author interviews, book reviews, editors picks, and more. Read it now
|5 star (0%)|
|4 star (0%)|
|3 star (0%)|
|2 star (0%)|
|1 star (0%)|