Humanizing the Economy Co-Operatives in the Age of Capital

ISBN-10: 086571651X
ISBN-13: 9780865716513
Edition: 2010
Authors: John Restakis
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: New Society Publishers, Limited
Publication date: 9/1/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.57" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

John Restakis has been active in the co-op movement for 15 years. He is the Executive Director of the BC Co-operative Association and has been a consultant for co-op development projects in Africa and Asia. A pioneering researcher into international co-operative economies, he writes and lectures on economic democracy and the role of co-operatives in humanizing economies.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Grand Delusion
Homo Economicus
Industrialization and Social Defence
The Materialization of Dreams
The Age of Revolt
Rochdale
A Brief History of Nowhere
Co-operativism and Socialism
Socializing Capital
Stages of Co-operation
Co-operation Italian Style
The Fascist Repression
Renaissance of the Italian Co-operatives
The Emilian Model and the Socialization of Capital
The Rise of Regions
The Emilian Model
Social Co-ops and Social Care
On Civil Society and the Social Economy
On Reciprocity
Social Co-operatives
The Case for a Co-op Approach to Social Care
Beyond Defensiveness
Creating a Social Market
Japan
Product Labeling and Advocacy
Workers' Collective Movement
Health and Happiness
Elder Care
The Daughters of Kali
Sonagachi
The Stories
A Terrible Reflection
Fair Trade and the Empire of Tea
Fair Trade and Co-operation
The Fair Trade Network
Tea
The Small Organic Farmers Association
Fair Trade on the Ground
The Seductions of Success
Beyond Commodities-Going Glocal
The Future of Fair Trade
Politics
Argentina: Occupy, Resist, Produce
New World, Old Habits
Occupy Resist, Produce
Zanon
Co-op and Community
Brukman
An Awakening
The Road Ahead
The Crisis of Community
The Decline of Social Capital
The End of Authenticity
Shadowland
Reciprocity and Restoration
The Meaning of Work
Humanizing the Economy: Co-operatives in the Age of Capital
The Future of an Idea
Happiness Matters
Commons Sense
Japan's Fishing Co-operatives
Ozone
Globalizing Localism
Notes
Index
About the Author

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