Call for Papers: ICA Review of International Cooperation

20 Sep 2018

Cooperative enterprises involve diverse groups of individuals gathering and working toward a common goal. Research has shown that this diversity of voices, backgrounds, and perspectives comes with challenges, but can also be a significant strength for cooperatives. This cooperative advantage can be maximized in cases where governance structures enable inclusive and meaningful engagement from members.

In this Special Issue of the International Co-operative Alliance Review of International Cooperation, the Canadian Association for Studies in Co-operation (CASC) will reflect upon the interplay of diversity, inclusion, and social justice with cooperative enterprises in Canada and beyond. Guest editors of the Special Issue are Fiona Duguid, Sara Elder, Isobel Findlay, Judith Harris, and Derya Tarhan.

Paper Topics

Researchers are invited to send papers on any of the following broad themes:

  • Cooperatives and social inclusion/justice
  • Cooperatives and Indigenous communities
  • Cooperative governance and member engagement
  • Cooperatives and environmental sustainability
  • Cooperatives and the Sustainable Development Goals
  • The political economy of cooperatives
  • Cooperative media and publishing
  • Building a cooperative movement: Local to global

Please note that papers on other topics involving cooperatives and cooperation are also welcome.

Submission Guidelines

Papers are welcomed from scholars, students, researchers, and practitioners submitted before December 1st, 2018. Papers should not exceed 8,000 words. Paper template and referencing should follow the APA style guide. All papers are subject to peer review. Please submit your paper online using this link.

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What is the Canadian Association for Studies in Co-operation?

Canadian Association for Studies in Co-operation (CASC) is a multidisciplinary network of researchers and practitioners whose work involves cooperatives and cooperation, broadly understood to include, but not limited to, Fair Trade, Social Economy organizations, Solidarity Economies, and formal and informal alternative economic organizations governed by some significant degree of mutuality. Our mission is to promote research on cooperatives and cooperation in Canada, while facilitating linkages between academics, practitioners, and research organizations on an international scale.