Co-operatives

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A 'symbiotic' relationship between the co-op and CED movements may take hold in Québec, built on a mutual commitment to democratic organization and to community-wide empowerment. But CED...
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The scale of operations which global commerce deems competitive is liable to make co-operatives as rootless as any investor-focussed company. We require bold leadership that keeps the interests of...
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Effective CED requires different instruments - private sector, government, social economy - playing in harmony. How is this to be achieved in the new century, when both economic development and...
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To re-integrate the co-operative and CED movements, make a start where the two intersect: the "community businesses" that are commercially viable, but ultimately seek to empower people and improve a...
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Scale is a dilemma for Mondragon and any other enterprise that is supposed to make both net revenue and people thrive. What's worse? If scale should cease to be a dilemma. A review of George Cheney's...
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Their exclusiveness puts them at odds with some co-operators and CED activists. NGCs are nevertheless an effective instrument of rural revitalization, when housed within a CED strategy.
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Local, non-governmental contractors may well outperform the bureaucrats in service delivery - assuming communities have social capital adequate to the job. What kind of business offers efficiency and...
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When people are in the water, throw them a life-ring, not a helicopter. Good CED practice demands recognizing the prerequisites built into different business structures.
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How best can women transform their affinity for co-operatism into viable, empowering enterprises? A CED practitioner has some insights.
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Whereas Canadian practitioners of CED once applied internationally what they had learned at home, the cumulative experience of developing co-operatives overseas has much to "teach the teachers."