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Author Hilson, Mary, author.

Title The International Co-operative Alliance and the consumer co-operative movement in Northern Europe, c. 1860-1939 / Mary Hilson
Published Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2018
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 194 pages)
Contents Co-operation in the Nordic countries before 1914: international networks and the transmission of ideas -- Co-operative internationalism in practice: the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) before and after the First World War -- The politics of international co-operation: neutrality and crisis -- Nordisk Andelsforbund (NAF), co-operative trade and Nordic co-operation during the interwar period -- Co-operation and the emergence of the Nordic 'middle way'
Summary The book examines the history of co-operation in the broad context of the history of consumerism and consumption; of internationalism and the development of international organisations; and debates about international trade during the inter-war period. The fundamental question explored in the book concerns the meaning of co-operation. Was it a social movement or an economic enterprise? Did it aspire to challenge capitalism or to reform it? Did it contain at its heart a political vision for the transformation of society or was it simply a practical guide for organising a business? Hilson argues that it was both, but that an examination of the debates over the different meanings of co-operation can also illuminate broader questions about the emergence of consumer interests in the first half of the twentieth century, especially in a transnational context
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 170-189) and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on November 28, 2018)
Subject International Co-operative Alliance -- History.
International Co-operative Alliance.
Consumer cooperatives -- Europe, Northern -- History -- 19th century
Consumer cooperatives -- Europe, Northern -- History -- 20th century
Cooperation -- Europe, Northern -- History -- 19th century
Cooperation -- Europe, Northern -- History -- 20th century
Cooperative societies -- Europe, Northern -- History -- 19th century
Cooperative societies -- Europe, Northern -- History -- 20th century
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Economics -- General.
Consumer cooperatives.
Cooperative societies.
Northern Europe.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1526127334