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Handbook of Mutual, Co-Operative, and Co-Owned Business

The Oxford Handbook of Mutuals and Co-Owned Business investigates all types of ‘member owned’ organizations, whether consumer cooperatives, agricultural and producer cooperatives, worker cooperatives, mutual building societies, friendly societies, credit unions, solidarity organizations, mutual insurance companies, or employee-owned companies. Such … Continue reading

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Social Centres and the New Cooperativism of the Common

In recent years a network of self-managed social centres has been spreading across the UK and further afield. They take their inspiration from an array of previous experiments in autonomous space, including the centri sociali in Italy and the Autonome … Continue reading

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The New University Cooperative: Reclaiming Higher Education, Prioritizing Social Justice and Ecological Sustainability

Recognizing the state of massive and concomitant crises facing humanity and the planet, from climate change to disparities of wealth to war, and that the current system of higher education contributes to the perpetuation of these crises, there is great … Continue reading

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Commons and Cooperatives

In the last decade, the commons has become a prevalent theme in discussions about collective but decentralized control over resources. This paper is a preliminary exploration of the potential linkages between commons and cooperatives through a discussion of the worker … Continue reading

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The Cooperative Movement in Century 21

The cooperative movement was one of the first social movements of modern times, with roots at the beginning of the industrial revolution, and was an integral part of the early labour movement. The movement for worker cooperatives, workplace democracy, and … Continue reading

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Cheaper Together: How Neighbors Invest in Community

Cooperative financing and community land trusts keep rents affordable and homeownership within reach. There are multiple proven models for nonprofit ownership of rentals, from land trusts to community development corporations to direct government ownership. If the market is ripe for … Continue reading

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La cooperativa Mondragon y la nueva forma de gestión económica

El gigante económico del país vasco es una cooperativa. Tienen más de 83 mil empleados y forma a unos nueve mil estudiantes bajo parámetros de trabajo muy distintos al patrón de acumulación de las sociedades anónimas. Acá la propiedad es … Continue reading

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The Mondragon bank – an old model for a new type of finance

A new type of institution is needed to handle non-debt finance. It should help promoters plan their projects and then find outside investor-partners in return for a share of each project’s income rather than its profits. This is essentially how … Continue reading

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