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Theoretical and Empirical Studies on Cooperatives

Lessons for Cooperatives in South Africa

  • Andrew Emmanuel Okem

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Geography book series (BRIEFSGEOGRAPHY)

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About this book


This book outlines on how cooperatives can be used as a tool for development and reconciliation in post-conflict contexts. This book examines the successes and challenges for emerging and existing cooperatives in Africa, while delivering both practical lessons and insights into 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. 


Cooperatives Supply Chain Collaboration Post-Conflict Development Poverty Employment Self-Help Reconciliation Post-Conflict Supply Chain Gender Dimension Socio-Economic Development Emerging Cooperatives Cooperative Movement

Editors and affiliations

  • Andrew Emmanuel Okem
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  1. 1.2 SunningdaleDurbanSouth Africa

About the editors

Prof.Okem Andrew Emmanuel is a lecturer in the School of Social Sciences, University of KwaZulu Natal. He has extensive research experiences in the field of policy development, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation. He has consulted on projects for a number of local and international organisations. His research interests is in the area of local economic development and water and sanitation. 

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