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This book presents the cooperative economy as a viable alternative to the neoliberal capitalist and authoritarian socialist models currently in use around the world. The authors contend that the cooperative model is based on principles essential to building a more just and equitable society. The democratic decision making process is indispensable for advancing towards a society that can better fulfil material and social needs, helping to motivate workers and promoting solidarity. It is argued that the cooperative model would not only be the best economic reform alternative for Cuba, but would radically transform other societies as well.

About the Author

CAMILA PIÑEIRO HARNECKER is a professor and researcher at the Center for the Study of the Cuban Economy at the University of Havana. She holds an MA from the University of California at Berkeley, with a thesis on the empirical study of cooperatives in Venezuela. She also works as Cooperatives Consultant to the Ministry of Light Industry, City of Havana, and at the City Historian's Office.

Table of Contents

Introduction: C.Piñeiro

PART I: WHAT IS A COOPERATIVE?

An Introduction to Cooperatives; J.Cruz and C.Piñeiro

The Construction of Alternatives Beyond Capital; J.Gambina and G.Roffinelli

PART II: COOPERATIVES AND SOCIALIST THINKERS

Cooperativism and Self-Management in Marx, Engels and Lenin; H.Miranda

Socialist Cooperativism and Human Emancipation; I.Vicente

Che Guevara: Cooperatives and the Political Economy of the Transition to Socialism; H.Yaffe

Foundations of Self-Managed Socialism: the Contribution of Istvan Meszaros; H.Novaes

PART III: COOPERATIVES IN OTHER COUNTRIES

Mondragón: the Dilemmas of a Mature Cooperativism; L.Altuna, A.Loyola and E.Pagalday

Solidarity Economy in Brazil: the Relevance of Cooperatives for the Historic Emancipation of Workers; L.Inácio and E.Dos Anjos

Forty Years of Self-Management in Argentina: Problems and Potential of Self-managed Labor in the Context of the Neo-liberal Post-crisis; A.Ruggeri

From Cooperatives to Enterprises of Direct Social Property in the Venezuelan Process; D.Azzellini

PART IV: COOPERATIVES AND CUBA'S PATH TO SOCIALISM

Agricultural Cooperatives in Cuba: 1959-Present; A.Nova

The UBPC: a Way of Redesigning State Property with Cooperative Management; E.Rodríguez and A.López

Notes on the Legal Framework of the Cuban Cooperative Environment; A.Fernández

Product Details

ISBN:
9781137277749
Author:
Harnecker, Camila Pineiro
Publisher:
Palgrave MacMillan
Author:
Camila Piñeiro Harnecker
Author:
Piñeiro Harnecker, Camila
Author:
Pi Eiro Harnecker, Camila
Subject:
Economic Development
Subject:
Economics - Comparative
Subject:
Economics - Theory
Subject:
Home-based Businesses
Subject:
Economics - General
Publication Date:
20121231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
10 b/w tables
Pages:
364
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.43 in

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