Category Archives: Cooperatives

Co-operative universities: A bibliography

Here, I maintain a bibliography of articles, reports, presentations and book chapters that discuss the idea of a ‘co-operative university’, with a specific focus on cooperative ownership and cooperative governance of higher education institutions. Read

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Inside a cooperative university

Mondragon is jointly owned by its academic and administrative staff. No one may earn more than three times the salary of the lowest-paid worker. At a time when many academics feel remote from their university’s managers and strategic plans, the … Continue reading

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The Village Against The World

One hundred kilometres from Seville lies the small village of Marinaleda, which for the last thirty-five years has been the centre of a tireless struggle to create a living utopia. This unique community drew British author Dan Hancox to Spain, … Continue reading

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La cooperativa Mondragon y la nueva forma de gestión económica

El gigante económico del país vasco es una cooperativa. Tienen más de 83 mil empleados y forma a unos nueve mil estudiantes bajo parámetros de trabajo muy distintos al patrón de acumulación de las sociedades anónimas. Acá la propiedad es … Continue reading

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EcoRedes catalanas: Modelos de economía libre, regional y ciudadana

Leer Las EcoRedes de Cataluña son un nuevo modelo de economía social y regional. Se trata de sistemas monetarios basados en la solidaridad, la cooperación y la soberanía económica regional, construidos por ciudadanos que crean una moneda alternativa. Se trata … Continue reading

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Podemos vivir sin capitalismo

View also: Parte 2 – Parte 3 – Parte 4 – Parte 5 – Parte 6

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The Mondragon bank – an old model for a new type of finance

A new type of institution is needed to handle non-debt finance. It should help promoters plan their projects and then find outside investor-partners in return for a share of each project’s income rather than its profits. This is essentially how … Continue reading

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