The reviews included here represent a sampling of key critical responses to the book Humanizing the Economy - Co-operatives in the Age of Capital.
Robin Murray is an industrial economist who has been a pioneer in the fields of community economic development, social economy, and fair trade both in the UK and internationally. He was educated at Balliol College, Oxford, and at the London School of Economics. He joined the London Business School, where he lectured in Economics, and then moved to the Institute of Development Studies, the National Centre for the Study and Teaching of Development at the University of Sussex, where he was a Fellow for 20 years. He was a founding director of Twin Trading, a leader in the fair trade movement in the UK, and has recently undertaken a number of groundbreaking studies for the co-op movement in the UK.
His review of Humanizing the Economy was first published for i4 magazine.Robin Murray
Nick Matthews teaches in the Business School at the University of Coventry, in economics, social enterprises and co-operatives. He has a B.A. (Hons) in Social Science, a Post-Graduate Certificate in Industrial Relations, a Post Graduate Certification in Education and an M.A. in Third World Studies. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce in 2006.
He writes a regular column on co-operatives for the Morning Star and is a regular reviewer for several journals including the Journal for Co-operative Studies. He is a member of the Co-operative Party and a Board Member of the Arts Centre at the University of Warwick and is the Chair of the UK Society for Co-operative Studies.Nick Matthews
David Thompson is a well known co-op writer and practitioner and President of Twin Pines Co-operative Foundation in Davis, California. David has worked for the national co-operative organizations of the United States, Britain and Japan as well as the United Nations and visited co-operatives in over 30 nations on five continents. David specializes in funding the capital needs of the co-operative development sector & nonprofit and cooperative housing. He was inducted into the Co-operative Hall of Fame in Washington DC in May 2010. David has won a number of awards from the co-operative community.David Thompson
Mark Lee is one of Canada’s pre-eminent progressive economists and a staff person with the BC office of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives in Vancouver. He appears regularly as a commentator on a number of economic and social policy issues, and has published on a wide range of topics from poverty and inequality to globalization and international trade to public services and regulation. Marc is the Co-Director of the Climate Justice Project, a five-year research partnership with the University of British Columbia, funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, examining the links between climate change policies and social justice. Marc was "classically trained," with an MA in Economics from Simon Fraser University and a BA in Economics from the University of Western Ontario.Marc Lee
Crystal Tremblay is a PHD student and a Fellow at the Centre for Co-operative and Community Based Economy at UVic. In addition to her interest in co-operative studies Crystal’s other research interests include the socio-economic and environmental significance of informal resource recovery (Binning) in Vancouver, community sustainable living, sustainable transportation, heritage seed saving and environmental education.Crystal Tremblay
Andrew Heintzman is president and co-founder of Investeco, the first Canadian investment company to focus exclusively on investing in environmental sectors.
He is also the Chair of the Premier's Climate Change Advisory Panel for the Province of Ontario. He sits on a number of corporate boards, including Lotek Wireless, Triton Logging and Rowe Farms Inc.
He is a director of the Tides Canada Foundation, and the Steering Committee on Sustainable Prosperity, and past chairman of The Sustainability Network. He also sits on the Board of Advisors for the Munk School of Global affairs at the University of Toronto.Andrew Heintzman