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SpringerBriefs in Geography

Theoretical and Empirical Studies on Cooperatives

Lessons for Cooperatives in South Africa

Editors: Okem, Andrew (Ed.)

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  • Outlines how cooperatives can be used as a tool for development and reconciliation in post-conflict contexts
  • Provokes debate around interdisciplinary perspectives on cooperatives
  • Contributes to the body of knowledge about cooperatives in Africa
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The book outlines how cooperatives can be used as a tool for development and reconciliation in post-conflict contexts. This book also examines the successes and challenges for emerging and existing cooperatives in Africa, while delivering both practical lessons and insights into the theory. It presents completely new materials on the cooperative movement, against a backdrop of increasing global recognition of the roles of cooperatives and collective action in socio-economic development. Readers are invited to consider how, as an economic model that seeks to advance member collective interests, cooperatives are invaluable tools for human, economic and social development. Social and human geographers find this a remarkably impactful contribution to the literature surrounding cooperatives in Africa and cooperative theory in general. Policy experts and students also find the research informative and insightful. 

About the authors

Prof.Okem Andrew Emmanuel is a lecturer in the School of Social Sciences, University of KwaZulu Natal. He has extensive research experiences in the field of policy development, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation. He has consulted on projects for a number of local and international organisations. His research interests is in the area of local economic development and water and sanitation. 

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • The Meaning and Defining Characteristics of Cooperatives

    Pages 1-14

    Okem, Andrew Emmanuel

  • Contextualising the Cooperative Movement in Africa

    Pages 15-26

    Okem, Andrew Emmanuel (et al.)

  • A Review of Possible Emerging Theoretical Debates and New Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Cooperative Movement in Africa

    Pages 27-38

    Fakude, Gordon

  • An Examination of the Roles of Cooperatives in Post-conflict Societies

    Pages 39-54

    Ettang, Dorcas (et al.)

  • A Review of the Kenyan Cooperative Movement

    Pages 55-62

    Tshishonga, Ndwakhulu (et al.)

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eBook $54.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-34216-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $69.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-34215-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Theoretical and Empirical Studies on Cooperatives
Book Subtitle
Lessons for Cooperatives in South Africa
Editors
  • Andrew Okem
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Geography
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-34216-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-34216-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-34215-3
Series ISSN
2211-4165
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 106
Number of Illustrations
2 illustrations in colour
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