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Cooperatives And Local Development Theory And Applications For The 21st Century

Author : Christopher D. Merrett
ISBN : 9781315290270
Genre : Business & Economics
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First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an Informa company.

Farmers Cooperatives And Sustainable Food Systems In Europe

Author : Raquel Ajates Gonzalez
ISBN : 9781351216289
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Farmers' cooperatives are very prevalent in the European Union, where they account for approximately half of agricultural trade and thus are key to articulating rural realities and in shaping the sustainability credentials of European food and farming. This book analyses to what extent farmers' cooperatives are working to benefit their members, are showing concern for their communities and are promoting cooperative economies. It offers a multilevel set of theoretical, disciplinary, methodological, empirical and social perspectives, using the UK and Spain as contrasting examples, and analyses whether agricultural cooperatives contribute to achieving sustainable food systems. The book presents empirical data from diverse and rich case studies, from large, international cooperatives, to small, multi-stakeholder initiatives. This provides an alternative viewpoint to that of economics, which tends to dominate the study of agricultural cooperatives. The author presents a new theoretical framework that provides a novel lens to study farmers’ cooperatives as organisations deeply embedded in power dynamics of the food system and agricultural policy that shape and constraint their potential to adopt cooperative and sustainable practices. The book is a major addition to the study of agricultural cooperatives and their impact in the development of fairer and more sustainable food systems and it is one of the first detailed accounts of multi-stakeholder food and farming cooperatives in Europe. It is a valuable resource for all scholars working on cooperatives, as well as for students studying agricultural and food policy, environmental justice and rural sociology.

Theoretical And Empirical Studies On Cooperatives

Author : Andrew Emmanuel Okem
ISBN : 9783319342160
Genre : Social Science
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The book outlines how cooperatives can be used as a tool for development and reconciliation in post-conflict contexts. This book also examines the successes and challenges for emerging and existing cooperatives in Africa, while delivering both practical lessons and insights into the theory. It presents completely new materials on the cooperative movement, against a backdrop of increasing global recognition of the roles of cooperatives and collective action in socio-economic development. Readers are invited to consider how, as an economic model that seeks to advance member collective interests, cooperatives are invaluable tools for human, economic and social development. Social and human geographers find this a remarkably impactful contribution to the literature surrounding cooperatives in Africa and cooperative theory in general. Policy experts and students also find the research informative and insightful.

Happiness Democracy And The Cooperative Movement

Author : Mark J. Kaswan
ISBN : 9781438452036
Genre : Philosophy
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Examines the political significance of ideas about happiness through the work of utilitarian philosophers William Thompson and Jeremy Bentham. Happiness is political. The way we think about happiness affects what we do, how we relate to other people and the world around us, our moral principles, and even our ideas about how society should be organized. Utilitarianism, a political theory based on hedonistic and individualistic ideas of happiness, has been dominated for more than two-hundred years by its founder, Jeremy Bentham. In Happiness, Democracy, and the Cooperative Movement, Mark J. Kaswan examines the work of William Thompson, a friend of Bentham’s who nonetheless offers a very different utilitarian philosophy and political theory based on a different conception of happiness, but whose work has been largely overlooked. Kaswan reveals the importance of our ideas about happiness for our understanding of the basic principles and nature of democracy, its role in society and its character as a social institution. In what is the closest examination of Thompson’s political theory to date, Kaswan moves from philosophy to theory to practice, starting with conceptions of happiness before moving to theories of utility, then to democratic theory, and finally to practice in the first detailed account of how Thompson’s ideas laid the foundations for the cooperative movement, which is now the world’s largest democratic social movement. “This is an original and impressive piece of scholarship that calls attention to an important but neglected figure (Thompson) and provides an innovative and timely reading of his work. In the author’s hands, applied theory is given new life and new purpose.” — Stephen Engelmann, editor of Selected Writings: Jeremy Bentham “In this remarkable book, Mark Kaswan rescues and rehabilitates the reputation of a long-forgotten and unjustly neglected thinker—the radical Irishman, feminist, non-Benthamite Utilitarian, and a writer of remarkable range and power—William Thompson. In Kaswan, Thompson has finally found the expositor he so richly deserves. And we might in turn find in Thompson a vision of democratic possibilities that we so sorely need.” — Terence Ball, author of Reappraising Political Theory: Revisionist Studies in the History of Political Thought

Cooperative Principles For The 21st Century

Author : Ian MacPherson
ISBN : 9290540079
Genre : Cooperation
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Genre : Economics
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Co Operatives In A Global Economy

Author : Darryl Reed
ISBN : NWU:35556038429676
Genre : Business & Economics
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In their efforts to internationalize in the emerging global economy, co-operatives not only face a variety of problems that are common to all firms, but encounter specific challenges due to their particular value commitments, forms of incorporation and organizational structures. These features of cooperatives are generally seen as a major source of competitive disadvantages and may cause significant trade-offs, forcing cooperatives to choose between living up to their principles of member ownership and control and remaining economically viable. Critics argue that such trade-offs signal the increasing irrelevance of cooperatives in a global economy. Advocates, however, counter that cooperatives may have unique competitive advantages which can be exploited in a global economy and that current trade-offs facing cooperatives can be overcome with the development of new international and transnational cooperative institutions and practices. Cooperatives, they claim, represent a much more sustainable and equitable form of production and may form the basis for viable, alternative approaches to development. This collection examines these debates about the roles of cooperatives in our increasingly global economy.

Democratizing Community Economic Development

Author : Kristy S. SeBlonka
ISBN : WISC:89101060424
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21st Century Geography

Author : Joseph P. Stoltman
ISBN : 9781412974646
Genre : Science
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This is a theoretical and practical guide on how to undertake and navigate advanced research in the arts, humanities and social sciences.

Education For Community Health Building A Community Of Learning For The 21st Century

Author : Sarr, Francis
ISBN : 9789983952506
Genre : Medical
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Education for Community Health Building a Community of Learning for the 21st Century offers a thorough and critical account of the theories and concepts of community health education and maps out a clear way forward for community health education in an increasingly networked era. It examines: Basic concepts in education for community health that faculty, students and stakeholders in community health must know and understand. This spans from basic definitions and explanations of core concepts, theories underpinning education for community health, curriculum models, learning theories that explain behaviour, relationship between ICT and learning, types of learning along with their strengths and weaknesses, leadership and management theories that enhance learning at the community level and building a community of learning network which encompasses learning space design, technology, community and information exchange, pedagogical, curricular, and co-curricular design and six good practices for designing interventions. In-depth understanding of key concepts such as learning space design, ICT, pedagogy and curriculum design and types of learning. It also discusses professional development and development of teaching and learning centres in community health. The implications of these concepts for education for community health in the developing world.

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