Coops

Organizing and Governing the Commons: A Coop-Commons Multilevel Dialogue with Municipalities and Labour

Facilitating the convergence cooperatives, social and solidarity economy, commons (and open source and collaborative platforms), cities and trade unions.
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The Catalan Integral Cooperative: an organizational study of a post-capitalist cooperative

What does a post-capitalist, cooperative and open source society would look like? A full study on the Catalan Integral Cooperative.
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How Platform Coops Can Beat Death Stars Like Uber to Create a Real Sharing Economy

We have an epic choice before us between platform coops and Death Star platforms, and the time to decide is now.
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Co-operative Commonwealth: De-commodifying Land and Money Part 3

In this, the final part of our serialization of "Co-operative Commonwealth: De-commodifying Land and Money", Pat Conaty talks about monetary reform, Commons-oriented public banking, citizen's income and the strategic need for a public-social partnership...
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Co-operative Commonwealth: De-commodifying Land and Money Part 2

In this, the second part of three in our serialization of "Co-operative Commonwealth: De-commodifying Land and Money", Pat Conaty talks about Co-operative Interest-free lending models - past and present and examines Co-operative movement actions leading...
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Co-operative Commonwealth: De-commodifying Land and Money Part 1

In this, the first part of three in our serialization of "Co-operative Commonwealth: De-commodifying Land and Money", Pat Conaty examines the cost of access to land is essential to the provision of affordable housing. Likewise the cost of access to money...
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Civil Power and the Path Forward for Greece

That Syriza is taking the social economy seriously is a good sign. The social economy represents one of the very few bright spots in Greece, with hundreds of new groups being formed to provide goods and services in a way that is entirely new.
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