Politics of Cooperation & Co-Ops : Forms of Cooperation & Co-Ops & the Politics That Shape Them Hardback
Edited by Carl Ratner
The current co-op movement in the U.S. seeks to be a structural alternative to capitalism; this book seriously questions whether the current movement can accomplish that task.
Carl Ratner offers a rich and unique political analysis and critique that provides helpful insights into the practice and problems of the contemporary cooperative movement.
Noting that co-operators tend to view their work as apolitical because the explicit influence of national political parties is absent, the author constructs a compelling argument that co-operators nonetheless operate unwittingly with implicit political conceptions of freedom, opportunity, human rights, social participation, decision-making, power, and governance that are shaped and limited by the capitalist economic system.
Ratner demonstrates how a more radical, anti-capitalist, socialist form of cooperation and co-ops are needed to realise the fulfilling potential of cooperation and co-ops.
For those wishing to understand and advance the cooperative movement, this book is essential reading.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 310 pages
- Publisher: Nova Science Publishers Inc
- Publication Date: 01/06/2015
- Category: Political ideologies
- ISBN: 9781634824071