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Published by Nova Publishers, New York, 2015.

ISBN: 978-1-63482-407-1

 

 

The Politics of Cooperation and Co-ops: Forms of Cooperation and Co-ops, and The Politics That Shape Them

 

 

Carl Ratner, Ph.D.

Institute for Cultural Research & Education

Trinidad, CA 95570

USA

http://www.sonic.net/~cr2

 


 

 

by Carl Ratner

The cooperative movement, in general, seems to associate co-ops with non-capitalist market economics. This is articulated by J. Restakis (2010) in his popular book Humanizing the economy: Co-operatives in the age of capital. British Columbia: New Society Publishers.

I'd like to throw out a question regarding my recent article on corporate co-ops. They are clearly anti-cooperative, and are associated with the worst corporations such as Monsanto. I am curious to hear from readers about why they believe leading Co-op Associations, such as NCBA and the University of Wisconsin Center for Co-ops, ally with these corporate co-ops, honor them by admitting them into the Co-op Hall of Fame, and never criticize them.

Carl Ratner

I would like to introduce my work on co-ops and cooperation. In the near future I will post new material via blogs and articles.

Please see my web page:  www.sonic.net/~cr2

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