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The wasted years? The Co-operative party during the 1930s

Angela Whitecross

in Mainstreaming Co-Operation: An Alternative for the Twenty-First Century?

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780719099595
eISBN:
9781526120731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099595.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter focuses on the development of Co-operative Party policy in 1930s Britain, investigating the extent to which it advocated co-operative forms of ownership. Although the Co-operative and ... More


‘The unit of the co-operative movement … is a woman’: gender and the development of the co-operative business model in Britain

Rachael Vorberg-Rugh

in Mainstreaming Co-Operation: An Alternative for the Twenty-First Century?

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780719099595
eISBN:
9781526120731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099595.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter traces the growth of Rochdale model consumer co-operatives in nineteenth and early twentieth century Britain, highlighting the ways in which gender shaped, complicated, and sometimes ... More


Learning to swim against the tide: crises and co-operative credibility – some international and historical examples

Anthony Webster, Linda Shaw, Rachael Vorberg-Rugh, John F. Wilson, and Ian Snaith

in Mainstreaming Co-Operation: An Alternative for the Twenty-First Century?

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780719099595
eISBN:
9781526120731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099595.003.0016
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter is concerned with how co-operatives cope with arguably the greatest threat to staking a claim to the economic mainstream: the crises which emerge from time to time within co-operatives ... More


History, citizenship and co-operative education, c. 1895–1930

Keith Vernon

in Mainstreaming Co-Operation: An Alternative for the Twenty-First Century?

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780719099595
eISBN:
9781526120731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099595.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter analyses a series of issues around the nature and place of history and citizenship within formal co-operative education in the early twentieth century. It begins with a consideration of ... More


Co-operative internationalism in practice: the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) before and after the First World War

Mary Hilson

in The International Co-operative Alliance and the consumer co-operative movement in northern Europe, c. 1860-1939

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526100801
eISBN:
9781526135919
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526100801.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Drawing on the histories of other international organisations, the chapter explores the practice of co-operative internationalism within the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) from its ... More


G. J. Holyoake (1807–1906): a resource for a journey of hope?

Stephen Yeo

in Mainstreaming Co-Operation: An Alternative for the Twenty-First Century?

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780719099595
eISBN:
9781526120731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099595.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter explores life and ideas of George Jacob Holyoake, one of the leading figures of the British co-operative movement in the nineteenth century. An Owenite socialist and secularist who ... More


Nordisk Andelsforbund (NAF), co-operative trade and Nordic co-operation during the interwar period

Mary Hilson

in The International Co-operative Alliance and the consumer co-operative movement in northern Europe, c. 1860-1939

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526100801
eISBN:
9781526135919
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526100801.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

For the vast majority of men and women who joined co-operative societies and used their services, co-operation was ultimately about goods - especially daily staples such as tea, coffee, bread, flour, ... More


Introduction: a transnational approach to co-operative history

Mary Hilson

in The International Co-operative Alliance and the consumer co-operative movement in northern Europe, c. 1860-1939

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526100801
eISBN:
9781526135919
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526100801.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Chapter 1 introduces the concept of co-operation and reviews the relevant secondary literature, as well as outlining the significance of the study in the context of broader debates on transnational ... More


A question of neutrality? The politics of co-operation in north-east England, 1881–1926

Joan Allen

in Labour and Working-Class Lives: Essays To Celebrate the Life and Work of Chris Wrigley

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781784995270
eISBN:
9781526128645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784995270.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

The Co-operative Party was formed in 1917, though its obvious links with the Labour Party were not formalised until the 1920s. Whilst this development has often been seen by historians, such as G. D. ... More


Co-operation in the Nordic countries before 1914: international networks and the transmission of ideas

Mary Hilson

in The International Co-operative Alliance and the consumer co-operative movement in northern Europe, c. 1860-1939

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526100801
eISBN:
9781526135919
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526100801.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The chapter introduces the co-operative movement in the Nordic countries (excluding Iceland), summarising the history of co-operation in each country in turn. It asks what were the main influences on ... More


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