JOURNAL OF RURAL COOPERATION

Vol. 36                                            No. 2                                                 2008

                                   
CONTENTS
1. ARTICLES
Page
Measuring Total Factor Productivity Change for Agricultural Cooperatives in Japan: A Nonparametric Malmquist Indices Approach
Katsunobu Kondo, Yasutaka Yamamoto, and Jun Sasaki
Abstract

101
The Life Cycle of Agricultural Cooperatives: Implications for Management and Governance in Ethiopia
Gian Nicola Francesconi and Ruerd Ruben
Abstract

115
Process Innovation Activity in a Mixed Oligopsony: The Role of Marketing Cooperatives
Kyriakos Drivas and Konstantinos Giannakas
Abstract

131
Rural Supply and Marketing Cooperatives in China: Historical Development, Problems, and Reform
Xiangyu Guo, Todd M Schmit, and Brian M. Henehan
Abstract

157
2. BOOK REVIEWS

Grigory Ioffe, Tatyana Nefdova, and Ilya Zaslavsky, The End of Peasantry? The Disintegration of Rural Russia. University of Pittsburg Press, 2006, 249 pages.
Yoav Kislev

175
Michael Woods. Contesting Rurality; Politics in the British Countryside. Aldershot, Hampshire, England: Ashgate, 2005, 209 pages.
Levia Applebaum

178
Guy M. Robinson (ed.). Sustainable Rural Systems: Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Communities (Perspectives on Rural Policy & Planning Series). Aldershot, Hampshire, England: Ashgate, 2008, 200 pages.
Michael Sofer

180
Jorgen Ole Baerenholdt and Brynhild Granas (eds.). Mobility and Place: Enacting Northern European Peripheries. Aldershot, Hampshire, England: Ashgate, 2008, 272 pages.
Aharon Kellerman

182
3. CURRENT INFORMATION

Dissertation Abstracts
185
Call for Papers
192

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