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

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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: 21 Oct 2022 00:35
DOI: 10.2304/pfie.2014.12.4.4469


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