Co-operatives in a Post-growth Era: Creating Co-operative Economics

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    Sonja Novkovic, Tom Webb

    Publisher: Fernwood

    Year: 2014

    Format: Paperback

    Size: 240 pages

    ISBN: 9781552666906

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Featuring a remarkable roster of internationally renowned critical thinkers, this book presents a feasible alternative for a more environmentally sustainable and equitable economic system. The time has never been better for cooperatives everywhere to recognize their own potential and ability to change the economic landscape.

About the Editors

Tom Webb is an adjunct professor at the Sobey School of Business, Saint Mary’s University. 

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Table of Contents

WHAT IS THE NEW ECONOMY AND WHY DO WE NEED IT
The World on a Collision Course (Manfred Max Neef)
The New Economy (Neva Goodwin)
The World We Need (Richard Wilkinson & Kate Pickett)
Prosperity and Sustainability (William Rees)
Limits to Growth Revisited (Peter Victor)
Complexity: Shock, Innovation and Resilience (Thomas Homer-Dixon)
The Role of Financial Capital in a New Economy (John Fullerton)
PART 2: COOPERATIVES AND THE NEW ECONOMY
Cooperative Entrepreneurship (Stefano Zamagni)
Are Cooperatives a Viable Business Form? Lessons from Behavioural Economics (Morris Altman
The Cooperative Enterprise: A Valid Alternative for a More Balanced Society (Vera Negri Zamagni)
Employee Ownership and Health: An Initial Study (David Erdal)
Cooperatives in a Global Economy: Key Economic Issues, Recent Trends and Potential for Development (Stephen C Smith & Jonathan Rothbaum)
A Role for Cooperatives in Managing and Governing Common Pool Resources and Common Property Systems (Barbara Allen)
Is the Debt Trap Avoidable? (Claudia Sanchez Bajo)

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