21 January @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Cooperative Studies Course: Cooperative are one of the most successful and resilient business models in the world. In 2011the International Cooperative Alliance (ICA) calculated that etc world’s largest 300 earned a combined revenue comparable to the ODP of etc ninth largest economy. Yet despite this level of global success the cooperative model remains an enigma to many members of the public. Find a definition for cooperative run business here. This course examines the factors behind the rise and the rapid growth of the cooperative movement in the the nineteenth century and takes the story up to the present day. We will examine the challenges that have faced, and continue to face, those who promoted the cooperative businesses. In particular the course examines several key questions:
- What are the factors that encourage people to organise themselves in to cooperative societies?
- What types of institutions emerge from cooperative activity?
- How do these institutions shape and influence the structures of modern states and international organisations.
- The origin of cooperation
- The history of cooperation in Ireland
- Cooperation: A global perspective.
- Cooperation since the Crash and the Future of the Movement.