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The Hidden Alternative free pdf The proclamation by the United Nations that 2012 would be the International Year of Co-operatives represents a milestone in the history of the international cooperative movement. It reflects the growth and renewal of cooperatives globally during the past decade and a half, whether the focus is on financial cooperatives in Britain or producer cooperatives across Africa. Cooperatives - businesses or associations equally owned and controlled by the people who use their services - have proved resilient in the wake of the global financial crisis compared with the investorled business and financial companies that have been found financially and morally wanting. The contributors to "The Hidden Alternative" demonstrate that cooperation offers a much needed alternative for the organization of economic and social affairs, one that should find its place at the forefront of public and academic discussion and policymaking. The book includes chapters on education, fair trade, politics and governance, planning, and sustainability, and on how cooperatives have coped with the global economic crisis. It will be of interest to students and academics and to policymakers who have witnessed the inadequacies of investor-led business models during the global recession.

About Anthony Webster

Anthony Webster is head of history in the School of Humanities and Social Science at Liverpool John Moores University, UK. Alyson Brown is a reader in history in the department of English and history at Edge Hill University. David Stewart is senior lecturer in history in the School of Education and Social Science at the University of Central Lancashire. John K. Walton is Ikerbasque Research Professor in the department of contemporary history at the University of the Basque Country, Bilbao, Spain. Linda Shaw is vice principal of the Co-operative College, UK.

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Author : Anthony Webster
Publisher : United Nations University
Data Published : 20 February 2012
ISBN : 9280812122
EAN : 9789280812121
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 384 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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