JOURNAL OF RURAL COOPERATION

Volume 40 No. 1 (2012) archives

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. ARTICLES

THE ROLE OF CREDIT UNIONS IN RURAL COMMUNITIES IN CANADA

Fortunate Mavenga and M. Rose Olfert

Abstract
1

COMMUNICATION IN SWISS FARMING COOPERATIVES

Martin Dobricki and Markus Lips

Abstract
29

THE DEVELOPMENT OF AGRICULTURE PRODUCTION COOPERATIVES IN RUSSIA

Svetlana Golovina, Jerker Nilsson, and Axel Wolz

Abstract
44

ON THE RELATIVE DISADVANTAGE OF COOPERATIVES: VERTICAL PRODUCT DIFFERENTIATION IN A MIXED OLIGOPOLY

Dieter Pennerstorfer and Christoph R. Weiss

Abstract
60
2. BOOK REVIEWS

Michal Palgi and Shulamit Reinharz One Hundred Years of Kibbutz Life: A Century of Crises and Reinvention,New Brunswick: Transaction Publishers, 2011, 330 pages
Zelda F. Gamson

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Lale Yal?in-Heckmann The Return of Private Property: Rural Life and Agrarian Reform in the Republic of Azerbaijan, Halle Studies in the Anthropology of Eurasia, Berlin: Lit Verlag and New Brunswick: Transaction Publishers, 2010, 236 pages
Zvi Lerman

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3. CURRENT INFORMATION
Dissertation Abstracts 98

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The Journal of Rural Cooperation (JRC) welcomes articles, research reports and notes dealing with cooperatives and related rural organizations in developed and less developed countries. Topics of particular interest are cooperatives facing trends of globalization and privatization, the web of cooperative-community relationships, and cooperatives as part of such broader systems as mainstream economics, economies in transition, the social economy or related alternative paradigms.

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