Everything Is Just Dandy!

The Cooperative Business Movement, 1950 to the Present

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The_Dilettante
2022-08-30
https://libcom.org/article/cooperative-business-movement-1950-present

cooperative womens guild members with white poppy wreath

A social-scientific account of coops around the world in the late twentieth century

Submitted by The_Dilettante on August 30, 2022

This book is a comparative history of case studies from the cooperative movement around the world.

Though an academic text, socialists can use it to help them build up a solidarity economy — or to help formulate critiques of the limitations of the coop model. It is full of concrete examples, rather than theory, of worker-controlled firms and their activities.