Social Land Ownership
Land Reform Act Part 2
Cooperatives and social economy
This section offers articles and information dealing
with self help organisations and processes e.g. cooperatives of all
types, credit unions, friendly societies, building societies, mutuals,
economic associations and informal groups.
|The term cooperative means an
autonomous association of persons united voluntarily to meet their common
economic, social and cultural needs and aspirations through jointly owned
and democratically controlled enterprise.
enterprise is an organisation that commercially provides products or
services in a competitive market place.
The Social Economy can be defined as that part of the economy which is neither private nor public,
but consists of constituted organisations, with voluntary members and
boards of directors or management committees, undertaking activities for
local benefit. Organisations may or may not allocate
profit in the form of dividend. The social economy includes four interrelated
|voluntary associations, and |
|charitable foundations and trusts|
Below are two sets of articles dealing
in turn with
(a) cooperatives and (b)
the social economy