Mainstreaming Co-operation: An Alternative for the 21st Century? Rochdale (England), 3-5 july 2012, Call for papers until 14 january 2012

In celebration of the UN year of co-operatives, this major international forum will discuss how co operatives in every sphere of social, economic, political and cultural life can emerge globally in the coming century as a participatory, democratic alternative to competitive, private, profit-driven, liberal market democracies.

The Co-operative College, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool University, Manchester Metropolitan University, Edge Hill University and the University of Central Lancashire are organising this major interdisciplinary conference, with support from the Co-operative Group.  It will be of interest to co-operative members and employees, interested members of the public, public sector professionals, the voluntary sector, community activists and educationalists as well as researchers and academics in business studies, community, economics, education, health, history political science, and sociology.  A number of leading figures connected with the global co-operative movement are being approached to lead keynote sessions on major themes.  The conference will be held in Manchester and Rochdale, England.  

The closing date by which proposals should be received is Friday, 14 January 2012.

Call for papers