The Hidden Alternative

Co-operative Values, Past, Present and Future

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In light of the recent global economic recession, this publication seeks to challenge the hegemony of the investor led business model in economics and business studies, and needs to be promoted in relation to these debates. The contributions to this book demonstrate that co-operation offers a real and much needed alternative for the organisation of human economic and social affairs, one that should establish its place at the forefront of public and academic discussion and policy making. It includes chapters on education, fair trade, politics and governance, planning, and sustainability and on how co-operatives have coped with the global economic crisis.



Co-operative education in Britain during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries: Context, identity and learning

Over the previous two centuries, education has been central to the development of the consumer co-operative movement in Britain. Yet it remains a paradox that, despite considerable depth and achievements, co-operative education has not received significant attention, either in studies of education or of co-operation. Education within labour and social movements remains an under-researched area and this is particularly true of co-operation.


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