The British Co-operative Movement in a Socialist Society  book cover
1st Edition

The British Co-operative Movement in a Socialist Society

ISBN 9781138336414
Published May 12, 2020 by Routledge
170 Pages

FREE Standard Shipping
USD $38.95

Prices & shipping based on shipping country


Book Description

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

View More



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.