International and Cultural Psychology

Cooperation, Community, and Co-Ops in a Global Era

Authors: Ratner, Carl

  • Analysis of attempts to practice cooperation
  • Guide for organizations to effectively promote cooperative behavior
  • Presents a model for transforming behavior by reconstructing its cultural basis
see more benefits

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-5825-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-5824-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $149.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4899-9202-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
About this book

Globalization pressures have made cooperation on a global scale both necessary and possible. But cooperation is not easy in a world dominated by individual, cultural, and national selfish interests. The opposition to cooperation means that cooperation is not natural, but must be instituted through an intellectual and social struggle against countervailing forces. This book discusses issues that are necessary to describe the nature of cooperation and how it can be promoted as a social and ethical ideal amidst a sea of competing interests. Dr. Ratner uses the framework of cooperativism, that is the system of social institutions, social philosophy, cultural psychology and politics that promotes cooperation, as a starting point. Elements of cooperativism are derived from a rigorous analysis of various sources, including the needs of tendencies of human culture and human psychology.

About the authors

Dr. Ratner is a renowned cultural experience who has made original contributions to the field of cultural psychology. He has published 6 books in the field (three by Springer) along with numerous articles. He has travelled extensively internationally, having lived in China for two years, and 5 months in India at the prestigious Nehru University in New Delhi.

Reviews

From the reviews:

“Ratner (Institute for Cultural Research and Education) proposes that the solutions to the world problems lie within the communal roots of cooperative behaviors. He argues for a social paradigm shift, positioning cooperation as a broad praxis rooted in various social sciences. … Ratner’s book is educational and stimulating. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty and professionals.” (I. I. Katzarska-Miller, Choice, Vol. 50 (9), May, 2013)


Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction to the Praxis of Cooperative Behavior

    Ratner, Carl

    Pages 1-10

  • General Aspects of Cooperation that Potentiate but do not Determine Concrete Cooperation

    Ratner, Carl

    Pages 11-37

  • The Dialectical Relation Between Cooperation and Capitalism: Cooperation Before, During, and After the Advent of Capitalism

    Ratner, Carl

    Pages 39-57

  • Historical Roots of Contemporary Cooperatives

    Ratner, Carl

    Pages 59-107

  • Cooperatives’ March to Modernity: Market-Oriented, Apolitical Cooperation

    Ratner, Carl

    Pages 109-131

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-5825-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-5824-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $149.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4899-9202-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Loading...

Recommended for you

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cooperation, Community, and Co-Ops in a Global Era
Authors
Series Title
International and Cultural Psychology
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-5825-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-5825-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-5824-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-9202-4
Series ISSN
1574-0455
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 230
Topics