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Title Co-Operatives in a Post-Growth Era : Creating Co-operative Economics.
Imprint London : Zed Books, 2014.

Subject Economics.
Environmental policy.
Alt Name Novkovic, Sonja.
Webb, Tom (Professor)
Description 1 online resource (322 pages)
polychrome rdacc
Note ebrary dda
Contents Front Cover ; About the Editors ; More praise for Co-operatives in a Post-Growth Era; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Tables and Figures; Introduction: Co-operative Economics, Why Our World Needs It; Table 0.1 Types of co-operative and their members; What economics do we use?; The structure of the book; Notes; References; Part One: What is the New Economy and Why Do We Need It? ; 1 The World on a Collision Course and the Need for a New Economy; Preamble; The quadruple convergence; Crisis or crises?; The myths that sustain the dominant model; A new economy; Foundations of the new economy.
Table 1.1 Matrix of needs and satisfiersFigure 1.1 Genuine Progress Indicators and Indices of Sustainable Economic Welfare for selected countries; Figure 1.2 The classic approach to the economic process; Figure 1.3 The ecological economic approach; Figure 1.4 Humanity's ecological footprint, 1961-2001; Table 1.2 World population, per capita income and number of ecosons; Table 1.3 The real size of the United States; Notes; References; 2 The New Economy; Introduction; Scale and growth -- or not?; Table 2.1 Six possible scenarios; Issues of resource scarcity and quality.
The meaning for economic theory -- and productionUsing prices to achieve goals; Work; The ideal economy; How standard wage theory must adapt; Conclusions; Notes; References; 3 The World We Need; Figure 3.1 Income per head and life expectancy in rich and poor countries; Figure 3.2 Real income per head and life expectancy; Figure 3.3 Child well-being is not related to average incomes in rich countries; Figure 3.4 Health and social problems are not related to average incomes in rich countries; Figure 3.5 Health is not related to income differences between rich societies.
Figure 3.6 Health is related to income difference within rich societiesFigure 3.7 Child well-being is better in more equal rich societies; Figure 3.8 Health and social problems are worse in more unequal countries; Notes; References; 4 Are Prosperity and Sustainability Compatible?; Introduction: on the nature of prosperity and sustainability; What makes us unsustainable?; Our excessive ecological footprint; Box 4.1. The human ecological footprint -- in overshoot; Human potential subverted; Facing the new reality; What to do? Towards a co-operative model for global sustainability.
The spectrum of behavioural possibilitiesTable 4.1 Elements of the human behavioural spectrum; Implications for economic life; Table 4.2 The shift in economic values and assumptions (getting better is better than getting bigger); Epilogue; Notes; References; 5 Living Well: Explorations into the End of Growth; Introduction; Exploring alternatives to economic growth; The LowGrow model; Figure 5.1 The high-level structure of LowGrow; Figure 5.2 Business as usual; Figure 5.3 A low- or no-growth scenario; Policy directions for a low- or no-growth scenario; Notes; References.
Note 6 Complexity: Shock, Innovation and Resilience.
Summary An essential introduction to the co-operative business model as a sustainable and equitable alternative to the current growth-obsessed economic paradigm.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781783600793 (electronic bk.)
1783600799 (electronic bk.)
9781783600809 (electronic bk.)
1783600802 (electronic bk.)
1322180849 (ebk)
9781322180847 (ebk)
OCLC # 892799681
Additional Format Print version: Novkovic, Sonja. Co-operatives in a Post-Growth Era : Creating Co-operative Economics. London : Zed Books, ©2014 9781783600779

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