Review of International Cooperation 2021

31 May 2022
RIC 2021

"This Special Issue of the Review of International Co-operation, focused on “Bridging Divides: Promoting Economic, Social, and Cultural Democracy,” seeks to bring members of the global cooperative movement together to stimulate and facilitate the discussion on the strength of our diversity. As a movement we must be self-reflective and critical ensuring that marginalized and racialized populations (specifically Black and Indigenous communities and people of colour) are meaningfully engaged in all aspects of co-operative development. We reflect here upon democratizing and decolonizing efforts to bridge divides with cooperative enterprises across national and other differences. This collection of papers demonstrates the potential of enterprise founded on co-operative values and principles so long as we remain vigilant about colonial and neo-colonial incursions. Authors draw on historical and current examples in underlining ongoing opportunities as well as continuing barriers that face the cooperative movement." - Introduction to Special Issue

Editors of this special issue
Mitch Diamantopoulos, Fiona Duguid, Isobel M. Findlay, Judith Harris, Costas Iliopoulos, Roger Spear and M. Derya Tarhan

Table of contents

  • Introduction - Isobel M. Findlay and Fiona Duguid
  • Remembering Johnston Birchall - Isobel M. Findlay
  • Making Sense of the World Co-operative Movement’s Regional Disparities - Mitch Diamantopoulos
  • Mapping of Platform Cooperatives’ Contribution to Sustainable Development Goals - Jiang Zhu and Olivera Marjanovic
  • Members’ Education and Training for Enhanced Good Governance in Co-operatives - Paulo Anania
  • Co-operative Hybrids - Roger Spear
  • Creating Space for Economic Reconciliation: Indigenous panel from the Canadian Association for the Study of Co-operation Conference 2021 - Mary Nirlungayuk, Wanda Wuttunee, Louise Champagne and Judith Harris (facilitator)
  • Research Profile: An Interview with Sonja Novkovic - Isobel M. Findlay
  • Book Review: Waking the Asian Pacific Cooperative Potential - Roger Spear
  • Book Review: The New Systems Reader: Alternatives to a Failed Economy - Judith Harris