Co-operative Canada: Empowering Communities and Sustainable Businesses

Co-operative Canada: Empowering Communities and Sustainable Businesses

By: Nora Russell (editor), Brett Fairbairn (editor)Hardback

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This book will be of interest to sociologists, political economists, and anyone interested in community and regional development.

About Author

Brett Fairbairn is a professor in the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy at the University of Saskatchewan specializing in democratic governance and history. He is also Fellow in Co-operative Thought and Ideas at the University's Centre for the Study of Co-operatives. Nora Russell is the publications/communications officer at the Centre for the Study of Co-operatives at the University of Saskatchewan. They are co-editors of Co-operative Membership and Globalization. Contributors: Leslie H. Brown, Mario Carrier, William D. Coleman, Mitch Diamantopoulos, Rob Dobrohoczki, Isobel M. Findlay, Murray Fulton, Patrick Gingras, Jean-Pierre Girard, Jason Heit, Genevieve Langlois, Lou Hammond Ketilson, and Jorge Sousa


Introduction: Where We Stand - Place, Enterprise, and Community / Brett Fairbairn Part 1: Globalization, Autonomy, and Cohesion 1 Globalization, Co-operatives, and Social Cohesion / William D. Coleman 2 "Nuna Is My Body": What Northerners Can Teach about Social Cohesion / Isobel M. Findlay Part 2: Social Enterprises and Networks 3 "I Felt That I Had Lost Myself": Credit Unions, Economies, and the Construction of Locality / Brett Fairbairn with Rob Dobrohoczki 4 Autonomy and Identity: Constraints and Possibilities in Western Canada's Co-operative Retailing System / Jason Heit, Murray Fulton, and Brett Fairbairn 5 Social Cohesion in Times of Crisis: Atlantic Canada's Consumers' Community Co-operative / Leslie H. Brown Part 3: New Partnerships and Models 6 Reclaiming Community: Co-operatives and Sectoral Governance in Quebec Forestry / Patrick Gingras and Mario Carrier 7 Rebuilding "Home" in a Transient World: Globalization, Social Exclusion, and Innovations in Co-operative Housing / Mitch Diamantopoulos and Jorge Sousa 8 Co-operation Reinvented: New Partnerships in Multi-Stakeholder Co-operatives / Jean-Pierre Girard and Genevieve Langlois 9 "To See Our Communities Come Alive Again with Pride": (Re)Inventing Co-operatives for First Nations' Needs / Lou Hammond Ketilson 10 Imagination and the Future: Learning from Social Enterprises / Brett Fairbairn Appendix: The Enterprise with Many Names: Establishing a Common Language / Brett Fairbairn Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780774827881
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 304
  • ID: 9780774827881
  • ISBN10: 0774827882

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