Paper $31.95 ISBN: 9781783600779 Published October 2014 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $134.95 ISBN: 9781783600786 Published October 2014 For sale in North and South America only

Co-operatives in a Post-Growth Era

Creating Co-operative Economics

Edited by Sonja Novkovic and Tom Webb

Co-operatives in a Post-Growth Era

Edited by Sonja Novkovic and Tom Webb

Distributed for Zed Books

320 pages | 5.4375 x 8.5 | © 2014  
Paper $31.95 ISBN: 9781783600779 Published October 2014 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $134.95 ISBN: 9781783600786 Published October 2014 For sale in North and South America only
For the past three decades, neoclassical doctrine has dominated economic theory and policy. The balance of power has shifted to protect private interests, resulting in unprecedented damage to the environment and society, with no solution in sight as more austerity and less government continues to be posited as the answer to the oncoming waves of crisis.

It doesn't have to be this way. Featuring a remarkable roster of internationally renowned critical thinkers, Co-operatives in a Post-Growth Era presents a feasible alternative for a more environmentally sustainable and equitable economic system - specifically, the co-operative business model. With more than 100 million people working in co-operatives and more than a billion members around the world, the time has never been better for co-operatives everywhere to recognise their potential to change the economic landscape.

An essential book for students, policymakers and concerned citizens looking for a practical way to change the current stagnant economic paradigm.
Contents
Introduction: Co-operative economics, why our world needs it - Tom Webb and Sonja Novkovic

Part One: What is the new economy and why do we need it?
1. The world on a collision course and the need for a new economy - Manfred Max-Neef
2. The new economy - Neva Goodwin
3. The world we need - Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett
4. Are prosperity and sustainability compatible? - William E. Rees
5. Living well: explorations into the end of growth - Peter A. Victor
6. Complexity: shock, innovation and resilience - Thomas Homer-Dixon
7. Finance for the Anthropocene - John Fullerton

Part Two: Co-operatives and the new economy
8. Choices, incentives and co-operative organisation - Stefano Zamagni
9. Are co-operatives a viable business form? Lessons from behavioural economics - Morris Altman
10. The co-operative enterprise: a valid alternative for a balanced society - Vera Negri Zamagni
11. Employee ownership and health: an initial study - David Erdal
12. Co-operatives in a global economy: key issues, recent trends and potential for development - Stephen C. Smith and Jonathan Rothbaum
13. A role for co-operatives in governance of common-pool resources and common property systems - Barbara Allen
14. Is the debt trap avoidable? - Claudia Sanchez Bajo

Conclusion - Sonja Novkovic and Tom Webb
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