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Worker Cooperatives, Law and the State

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Material Information

Title: Worker Cooperatives, Law and the State
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: McLaughlin, Jordan
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2009
Publication Date: 2009

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Worker Cooperative
Labor
Law
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: Studies show that worker cooperatives, workplaces which are democratically owned and run by their workers, are more productive in many situations than traditional firms. They garner support from individuals on the right as well as the left. And yet they are comparatively rare. Traditional explanations of the distribution of worker cooperatives vis a vis traditional firms rely on internal structural factors or assumptions of external bias. The role of the state in shaping, sustaining, or destroying worker cooperatives is downplayed or neglected altogether. To the extent that the state is considered, at least in the United States it is often assumed that the state has simply been hostile to an organization which might be seen as "socialist." This study, focusing on the United States, demonstrates that there has been a long and complex relationship between worker cooperatives, law, and the state. It shows that the federal and state governments have alternately promoted and discouraged worker cooperatives in the United States, and that through the courts, the plywood cooperatives of the Pacific Northwest secured major tax benefits for all worker cooperatives. The existence of this relationship does not offer a complete explanation for the existing distribution of worker cooperatives, but it does suggest new policy options and paths for future research.
Statement of Responsibility: by Jordan McLaughlin
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2009
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Mink, Joseph

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Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2009 M16
System ID: NCFE004144:00001

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE004144/00001

Material Information

Title: Worker Cooperatives, Law and the State
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: McLaughlin, Jordan
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2009
Publication Date: 2009

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Worker Cooperative
Labor
Law
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: Studies show that worker cooperatives, workplaces which are democratically owned and run by their workers, are more productive in many situations than traditional firms. They garner support from individuals on the right as well as the left. And yet they are comparatively rare. Traditional explanations of the distribution of worker cooperatives vis a vis traditional firms rely on internal structural factors or assumptions of external bias. The role of the state in shaping, sustaining, or destroying worker cooperatives is downplayed or neglected altogether. To the extent that the state is considered, at least in the United States it is often assumed that the state has simply been hostile to an organization which might be seen as "socialist." This study, focusing on the United States, demonstrates that there has been a long and complex relationship between worker cooperatives, law, and the state. It shows that the federal and state governments have alternately promoted and discouraged worker cooperatives in the United States, and that through the courts, the plywood cooperatives of the Pacific Northwest secured major tax benefits for all worker cooperatives. The existence of this relationship does not offer a complete explanation for the existing distribution of worker cooperatives, but it does suggest new policy options and paths for future research.
Statement of Responsibility: by Jordan McLaughlin
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2009
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Mink, Joseph

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2009 M16
System ID: NCFE004144:00001


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