Knowledge production in a cooperative economy

Cottey, Alan (2014) Knowledge production in a cooperative economy. Policy Futures in Education, 12 (4). pp. 469-481. ISSN 1478-2103

PDF (KPICE-v1-5) - Submitted Version
Download (160kB) | Preview


    Knowledge here means something similar to but broader than science; reliable but not necessarily as systematic or explicit. A cooperative economy is contrasted with the competitive economy that has dominated political thinking almost everywhere for about half a century - the neo-liberal period. It is argued that the neo-liberal ideology and its economic ideas and practices are unjust and unsustainable. A model for a cooperative economy is described which would be more just and sustainable. Three main features of the model are outlined - basic income, asset and income limits, and a concept of work that counts all activity useful to human well-being rather than counting monetary profit. Knowledge in such an economy is considered in four main stages - production, review, dissemination and use. It is argued that, in the described cooperative economy, these stages would proceed more efficiently and lead to human well-being.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: knowledge production, ,cooperation,neoliberalism,basic income,accumulation,income limits
    Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Chemistry
    Depositing User: Pure Connector
    Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2015 15:56
    Last Modified: 25 Jul 2018 10:31
    DOI: 10.2304/pfie.2014.12.4.4469

    Actions (login required)

    View Item