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CO-OPERATIVE AND ICA HISTORY

THE INTERNATIONAL CO-OPERATIVE MOVEMENT by Johnston Birchall

This book provides a comprehensive historical guide to each co-operative sector: agricultural, housing, consumer and worker co-ops, credit unions, co-operative insurance and banking, energy and healtISBN: 0-71904824-9 Manchester University Press, 1997, 120 illustrations, 257 pp. CHF 40.00
 

CO-OP: THE PEOPLE'S BUSINESS
by Johnston Birchall

This book is about the "Co-op", one of the world's most successful businesses, which has been a common cultural experience for millions of working class people in Britain since the beginning of the industrial revolution. The book tells how this British invention spread across the world - from the 28 "Rochdale Pioneers" of 1844 to the seven hundred million members and how it was adapted to meet a variety of human needs. It shows how, as a third way between capitalism and state control, co-operative businesses continue to transform the lives of poorer people  in the "third world" and in the post-communist countries of Eastern Europe.

Manchester University Press, 1994, 217 pp.

ISBN Paperback 07190 3861 8   CHF 30.00
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THE INTERNATIONAL CO-OPERATIVE ALLIANCE IN WAR AND PEACE 1910 - 1950  by Rita Rhodes

This book looks at the reasons why the International Co-operative Alliance survived both World Wars and the Cold War when other international working-class movements such as the Socialist International and the World Federation of Trade Unions split under the pressures of total war and divisions of doctrine.

ISBN 92 9054 001 X

International Co-operative Alliance, 1995, 423 pp.CHF 45.00
 

THEMATIC GUIDE TO ICA CONGRESSES by d. Mavrogiannis and R.Rhodes

The reports of the 31 Congress held between 1895 and 1995 are a summarised history of the 100 years of existence of the International Co-operative Alliance. It records the issues, decisions and the personalities which have shaped the evolution of the ICA as the representative of the wold-wide co-operative movement. The Guide summarises and analyses the main themes, reports, discussions and resolutions from each of the 31st Congresses. A number of common themes reappear - co-operative principles, trade and information being the most frequent during the earlier years. Later they were joined by development issues - education, training and relations with government - as the ICA's membership expanded.

ISBN 92-9054-002-8
ICA, Geneva, 1996, 206 pp.    CHF 20.00
 

MORAL COMMITMENT by Nils Thedin

The role of the co-operative movement in relation to development and international collaboration is discussed in this well documented book. The author, who was a devoted Swedish co-operator, refers to many practical  examples of development in the field. The volume is dedicated to the memory of Albin Johansson, one of the great Swedish co-operative leaders.

Swedish Co-operative Centre, Stockholm, 1988, 141 pp.          CHF 15.00
 

THE INTERNATIONAL CO-OPERATIVE ALLIANCE 1895-1970
by W. P. Watkins

This book was published to mark the 75th anniversary of the ICA, this comprehensive work presents the history of the organization, from its  very beginning up to the year 1970. The author gives the background of ICA's evolution, from its first manifestations in 1895, to its present status, as the world's largest NGO recognized by the UN. The book also analyses the ICA in relation to its constitution, expansion, working methods, international collaboration, regional development, etc.

Also available in French.
ICA, London, 1970, 385 pp.    CHF 20.00
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Congress Agenda and Reports Summary in : French, German, Spanish, Russian   CHF 20.00

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Congress reports from 1980 - 1988 are still available : 15.00 CHF

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CO-OPERATIVE PRINCIPLES AND ETHICS

CO-OPERATIVE PRINCIPLES FOR THE 21ST CENTURY by Ian MacPherson

The co-operative movement is a movement of perpetual promise, a movement of becoming not ending. It never achieves a state of perfection; it never rests satisfied with what it has accomplished. It is a movement that has always been torn between what its philosophy suggests and the contemporary world requires. It a movement that fails unless committed, pragmatic co-operators continuously consider the choices their co-operatives must make in responding to member needs, in achiving broader goals, and in adhering to co-operative principles in their daily activities. That was the dr. MacPherson's message to delegates to ICA General Assembly in Manchester in September 1995. A richly illustrated version of his three-part report begins with the Statement on the Co-operative Identity and includes the revised set of Co-operative Principles, adopted by the General Assembly. The accompanying background paper explains the context within which the statement evolved and elaborates upon some of its key-features. More detailed information about world-wide co-operative development in the past, and challenges for the future, is contained in the final section of the report.

ISBN 92 9054 007 9 - English
ISBN 92 9054 010 9 - French
ICA, Geneva, 1995, 72 pp. including 150 photos. CHF 40 .00
 

CO-OPERATIVE PRINCIPLES FOR THE 21ST CENTURY

by Ian MacPherson. [tudies and Reports, 26-29th in the series. Text only version of the report as above.

ISBN 92 9054 003 6 English
ISBN 92 9054 006 0 Spanish
ISBN 92 9054 005 2 German

ICA Geneva, 1995, 69 pp.      CHF 15.00

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CO-OPERATIVE VALUES IN A CHANGING WORLD

by Sven Ake Book

This study was prepared as the major paper for the 30th ICA Congress in Tokyo, October 1992. It was intended to be the starting point for a subsequent review of the co-operative principles, the previous one dating back to 1966.

ICA Studies & Reports, Geneva, 1992, 252 pp. CHF 25.00

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CO-OPERATIVE VALUES AND RELATIONS BETWEEN CO-OPERATIVES AND THE STATE

Working papers of a seminar in New Delhi, October 3-6, 1989. This book, which is a compilation of the working papers  from the seminar and annual meeting of the ICA Working Party on Co-operative Research, Planning and Development, contains 16 papers presented by the seminar participants.
ICA, 1990, 262 pp.  CHF 15.00
 

CO-OPERATIVE PRINCIPLES TODAY AND TOMORROW $
by W.P. Watkins

In this book, Mr. Watkins, who is known worldwide for his work and service to the co-operative movement, presents a detailed analysis of co-operative principles. The relation between the basis of co-operative principles and their  practical application is also discussed.

ISBN 0 85195 140 6

Holyoake Books, Manchester, 1986, 168 pp.    CHF 15.00

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CO-OPERATIVES AND THE STATE

This book contains the report of the discussions held at the meeting of the ICA Central Committee at Copenhagen, Denmark from 11-13 September, 1978 and summarizes the views of the participants on the relationship between co-operatives and the state in different parts of the world.

ICA Studies & Reports, 1980, 80 pp.     CHF 10.00
 

CO-OPERATIVES IN THE YEAR 2000
by A.F. Laidlaw

Paper prepared for the XXVIIth Congress of International Co-operative Alliance, Moscow. This book is divided into six parts; (i) the perspective of Congress, 1980, (ii) worldtrends and problems, (iii) co-operation, theory and practice, (iv) the performance and problems of co-ops, (v) choices for the future, and (vi) crucial questions. Also available in French.
CEMAS, 1980, 98 pp.      CHF 10.00
 

THE PRESENT APPLICATION OF THE ROCHDALE PRINCIPLES OF CO-OPERATION

First report on co-operative principles as approved by the ICA Congress in Paris in 1937.

Also available in French and German.
ICA Studies & Reports, London, 1964, 25 pp.  CHF 10.00
(only photocopied versions)

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CO-OPERATIVE AGENDA 21

Co-operative Agenda 21 reflects the commitment of co-operatives in all sectors of activity to adapt environmentally sound practices. Finalized after a series of consultations with the ICA specialized bodies it gives some examples of the present contribution of the co-operative movement to promoting environment and development objectives. More importantly, it sets out objectives on what can be done by each co-operative sector - agriculture, consumer, fisheries, housing, industrial/artisanal, tourism, energy and financial sector. Great emphasis is placed on the role of co-operatives in raising public awareness through the education and training of their members and the communities in which they serve.

ISBN 92 9054 008 7

ICA, Geneva, 1996, 30 pp., photos                       free

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CO-OPERATIVE PRACTICE AND ECONOMICS

CONSUMER CO-OPERATIVES TOWARDS THE 21ST CENTURY

This publication contains the texts of presentations made to the ICA Consumer Committee Conference, Tokyo, 23 October 1992, by co-operative leaders from India, Italy, Japan and Sweden as well as the opening address of the ICA President.
 

ICA, 1993, 45 pp.   CHF 10.00

AGRICULTURAL CO-OPERATIVES IN JAPAN - THE DYNAMICS OF DEVELOPMENT
 
by M. V. Madane

This book attempt to bring to the reader the dynamics of  growth of the Agricultural  Co-operative Movement in Japan, and discusses some of its present-day priorities and problems.
ICA, 1990, 212 pp.  CHF 50.00
 

BANKING ON THE GRASS ROOTS - CO-OPERATIVES IN GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT
 
by Bruce Thordarson

This booklet discusses the co-operative philosophy and the role of co-operatives as a development tool. Also available in French.

The North-South Institute, Ottawa, 1990, 62 pp.   CHF 15.00
 

CONSUMER CO-OPERATIVES IN A CHANGING WORLD (2 volumes)

edited by Johann Brazda and Robert Schediwy

In recent years, consumer co-ops in many countries have faced serious difficulties and the studies in this book have examined the problems of ten consumer co-operative movements in depth, with the aim of helping co-operative leaders assist their movements to regain their rightful place in their respective economies. Historically consumer co-ops have helped to create the very concept of "Co-operation" and are responsible for the articulation of the famous "Rochdale Principles" from which the present international co-operative principles have evolved. The crucial challenge today is to apply co-operative principles and values in order to meet rapidly changing economic and social demands.

ICA, 1989, 105 pp.                                CHF 40.00
 

THE FUTURE OF PARTICIPATIVE AND DEMOCRATIC ENTERPRISES THIRD WORLD CONFERENCE OF CICOPA

This volume contains the documentation from the Third CICOPA Conference in Paris, February 23-26, 1988. 63 countries were represented to discuss questions relating to co-operative enterprises and the demands of today and the future. Also available in Spanish.

ICA, 1988, 300 pp.  CHF 30.00
 

CO-OPERATIVE HOUSING

2nd revised edition

This is a handbook on how to form new housing co-operatives in different parts of the world. Economic, technical, management and administrative aspects of housing co-operatives are analyzed.

Also available in French and Spanish.

ICA, 1987, 123 pp.  CHF 10.00
 

WORLD CONFERENCE OF YOUNG CO-OPERATORS

This ICA Conference was held in Warsaw, Poland, 21-26 October 1985, the year which was declared by the United Nations the International Youth Year. The report on the Conference reflects faithfully the main theme, i.e. "Participation - Development - Peace: Youth and the Co-operative Idea in the Changing World.

ICA-Supreme Co-operative Council of Poland, 1986, 167 pp.   CHF 10.00
 

AN ICA POLICY FOR CO-OPERATIVE DEVELOPMENT

This booklet provides an overview of ICA's policy concerning co-operative development, the use of the development fund and ICA's collaboration with the UN agencies.  Also available in French, German, Spanish and Russian.

ICA Studies & Reports, 1983, 28 pp.     CHF 10.00
 

A COMPARISON OF AGRICULTURAL CREDIT CO-OPERATIVES SYSTEMS AND FUNCTIONS IN FRANCE, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY AND JAPAN
by T. Usui

This report, based on research over the period 1977-1980, provides details of research into the agricultural credit co-operatives systems and functions in France, Japan and Germany with special emphasis laid on a comparison of business operations.

ICA Studies & Reports, 1982, 48 pp.     CHF 10.00
 

THRIFT AND CREDIT CO-OPERATIVES IN A CHANGING WORLD REPORT OF THE 5TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CO-OPERATIVE THRIFT AND CREDIT, NEW DELHI, 16-20 FEBRUARY, 1981.

This book presents a collection of working papers distributed during the conference on topics such as changes in the social and economic environment as they affect co-operative thrift and credit; thrift and credit co-operatives confronted with the needs of the under-privileged; the international inter-lending programme -present and future; and co-operatives as banking institutions.

ICA, 1981, 207 pp.  CHF 10.00
 

CO-OPERATIVES AND THE POOR

An Experts' Consultation on Co-operatives and the Poor was held in July, 1977 at Loughborough, UK. The aim of the conference was to discuss how best the co-operative movement can support the needs of the poor. The future role for co-operatives is also debated in the book.

ICA Studies & Reports, London, 1978, 96 pp.  CHF 10.00
 

COUNTRIES IN TRANSITION

BULGARIA - CO-OPERATIVES IN EASTERN & CENTRAL EUROPE

by Dr. Dionysos Mavrogiannis

The study based on past and current trends and data-analyses places the role of co-operatives - old restructured societies and those founded since 1989 - in the context of privatised economy and democratic pluralism. The re-introduction of co-operative values and principles shared by developed countries, restored legal framework and renewed collaboration with ICA, the UN and other international bodies and co-operative institutions, supports the conclusions of the study that the co-operative sector in Bulgaria shows promise.

ICA Studies & Reports, 1994   CHF 15.00

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SLOVAKIA - CO-OPERATIVES IN EASTERN & CENTRAL EUROPE

by V. Bosiak, E. Jergova, V. Majernik, O. Virsik, F. Manda

The independence of Slovakia is very recent. Up to January 1993 Slovak co-operatives have developed simultaneously with the co-operatives in Czech lands and were regulated by the same legislation. Local conditions were, however, different which enabled them to justify their existence after the Prague Spring and even develop a strong economic base. What co-operatives need now is a continuous adaptation to the market economy keeping in mind both the economic and social functions co-operatives have fulfilled over their 150 years of history.

ICA Studies & Reports, 1994, 59 pp.     CHF 12.00
 

ROMANIA - CO-OPERATIVES IN EASTERN & CENTRAL EUROPE

by Gabriella Sozanski

What changes have taken place in the co-operative movement since the Revolution in 1989? This booklet tries to give an answer by presenting and evaluating the existing co-operative system, by setting the future options for co-operative development and indicating the main areas where the support and assistance of the international community is most needed.

ICA Studies & Reports, 1994, 71 pp.     CHF 12.00

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ESTONIA, LATVIA & LITHUANIA - CO-OPERATIVES IN EASTERN & CENTRAL EUROPE

by Mats Ahnlund

Unlike most of the countries which formed the Soviet Union, the Baltic States had a very strong and independent co-operative movement all the way into the late 1930's. The return to democracy and independence progressed much faster after 1990 than in most ex-Soviet countries. This development is covered in the report.

ICA Studies & Reports, 1993, 77 pp.     CHF 12.00

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POLAND - CO-OPERATIVES IN EASTERN & CENTRAL EUROPE

by Tadeusz Kowalak

This study covers the recent evolution of the main  co-operative sectors in Poland. It examines the reform process since the fall of the Communist system in 1989 and analyses the legal aspects of such reforms. Accompanied by recent statistics.

ICA Studies & Reports, 1993, 58 pp.     CHF 12.00

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HUNGARY - CO-OPERATIVES IN EASTERN & CENTRAL EUROPE
by Janos Juhasz

This study covers the recent evolution of the main co-operative sectors, the reforms undertaken since 1989 and the new co-operative law and gives an insight to future options for the movement. The text is accompanied by recent statistics.

ICA Studies & Reports, 1992, 62 pp.     CHF 12.00

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