Andrea Bernardi and Salvatore Monni (editors): The Co-operative Firm. Keywords
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This book contains contributions by 27 academics and practitioners of the co-operative sector from around the world. It represents the collective effort of an extensive network of academics from an array of nations and disciplines that was mobilized by the editors to provide a lively survey of the past, present, and future of the co-operative sector worldwide. This A to Z of the co-operative movement is a collection of short essays that introduces the reader—expert and non—to the diverse, broad, and multifaceted world of co-operatives. Its structure and title were clearly inspired by Raymond Williams’s methodological masterpiece but not bound by it.
The Co-operative Firm Keywordsis not a dictionary. It does more than answer queries such as ‘What does mutual purpose mean?’. It offers a collection of short essays that together make an original contribution to our understanding of the revolutionary impulses that for centuries have been driving forces within the co-operative movement....