Co-operative housing : the social imperative

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dc.contributor.advisor Barrett, Gene
dc.coverage.spatial England
dc.coverage.spatial Nova Scotia
dc.creator Pitt, Anthony Rowland 2011-05-09T12:31:38Z 2011-05-09T12:31:38Z 1994
dc.identifier.other HD7287.7 P57 1994
dc.description iii, 247 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm.
dc.description Includes abstract.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 211-216).
dc.description.abstract From its beginnings in early nineteenth century Europe the Co-operative Movement has grown into the world's largest social movement. It represents a middle way between the extremes of control by the State and by big business. Its ideology is based on two objectives: the economic betterment and social development of its members, with the former having been conceived as a means to the latter. But economic betterment has often been an end in itself with social development being at best an incidental benefit. All members of all co-operatives are encouraged to take an active role in the operation of their co-operatives. Some do, many do not. Housing co-operatives provide a unique opportunity for a high level of member participation and social benefit as members are obliged to work together and are required to live together. This thesis explores the character and significance of the social development experience of three generations of co-operative housing, and the relations between those co-operatives and the State, and with the private sector.
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dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc HD7287.7
dc.subject.lcsh Housing, Cooperative -- England -- History
dc.subject.lcsh Housing, Cooperative -- Nova Scotia -- History
dc.subject.lcsh Housing, Cooperative -- Social aspects
dc.subject.lcsh Housing, Cooperative -- Economic aspects
dc.subject.lcsh Cooperative societies -- England -- History
dc.subject.lcsh Cooperative societies -- Nova Scotia -- History
dc.title Co-operative housing : the social imperative
dc.type Text Master of Arts in Atlantic Canada Studies Masters Atlantic Canada Studies Program Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)
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