The following booklet is a brief introduction to the book: Humanizing the Economy
Humanizing the Economy explores the ways in which co-operatives are transforming lives and communities the world over by creating models for economic and social development that can offer a more equitable, just, and humane future. With over 800 million members in 85 countries and a long history linking economic to social values, the co-operative movement is the most powerful grassroots movement in the world. Its future as an alternative to corporate capitalism is explored through a wide range of real-world examples including:
* Emilia Romagna's co-operative economy in Northern Italy
* Argentina's recovered factory movement
* Japan's consumer and health co-operatives
Highlighting the hopes and struggles of everyday people seeking to make their world a better place, Humanizing the Economy is essential reading for anyone who cares about the reform of economics, globalization, and social justice.
Starting with the financial meltdown to the Toronto G20 where the security measures surpassed $1 billion in costs and turned the city’s core into an armed camp, the concept of the book emerged.
The global co-operative movement should and could become an alternative but many deadlocks are in the way.Go to Why I wrote it
Below you will find the table of contents for the book Humanizing the Economy - Co-operatives in the Age of Capital
Humanizing the Economy - Co-operatives in the Age of Capital was written by John RestakisGo to Table of Contents
Selected Works Related to the History of Co-operatives compiled by Brett Fairbarin
Dr. Brett Fairbairn is Provost and Vice-President Academic at the University of Saskatchewan.
After earning a BA in History at the University of Saskatchewan in 1981, Brett continued his post-secondary education abroad. Oxford University awarded him a BA Honours in Modern History in 1984 and a DPhil, also in Modern History, in 1988. During this time, he joined the University of Saskatchewan as a faculty member in the Department of History and the Centre for the Study of Co-operatives. He is among the leading Canadian historians of the co-op movement.
The reviews included here represent a sampling of key critical responses to the book Humanizing the Economy - Co-operatives in the Age of Capital.Nick Matthews Robin Murray David Thompsom Marc Lee Crystal Tremblay Andrew Heintzman
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