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The British Co-operative Movement in a Socialist Society

1st Edition

By G. D. H. Cole


166 pages

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First published in 1951. The purpose of this study was to consider the prospects of the British Co-operative movement in all its main aspects and not as a consumers’ movement only. The author examines ways in which the Co-operative enterprise, in its various forms, could best be fitted into the economic structure of the coming society. This title will be of great interest to scholars and students of labour history.

Table of Contents

Preface; List of Tables; 1. British Co-operation and its Leaders 2. The Ideals of Co-operation 3. Co-operative Trade and Prospects 4. Co-operative Resources – Man-power and Distribution 5. The Socialisation of Retail Trade 6. The Case of Industrial Insurance 7. Wholesaling – the Food Trades 8. Wholesaling – Other Trades 9. A Survey of Co-operative Production 10. The Future of Co-operative Production 11. Co-operative Employment 12. Conclusion; Index

About the Author

George Douglas Howard Cole (25 September 1889 – 14 January 1959) was an English political theorist, economist, writer and historian. As a libertarian socialist he was a long-time member of the Fabian Society and an advocate for the co-operative movement.

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: The Labour Movement

This set of 44 volumes, originally published between 1924 and 1995, amalgamates a wide breadth of research on the Labour Movement, including labour union history, the early stages and development of the Labour Party, and studies on the working classes. This collection of books from some of the leading scholars in the field provides a comprehensive overview of the subject, how it has evolved over time, and will be of particular interest to students of political history.

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HISTORY / General