The book outlines how cooperatives can be used as a tool for development and reconciliation in post-conflict contexts. This book also examines the successes and challenges for emerging and existing cooperatives in Africa, while delivering both practical lessons and insights into the theory. It presents completely new materials on the cooperative movement, against a backdrop of increasing global recognition of the roles of cooperatives and collective action in socio-ecomic development. Readers are invited to consider how, as an ecomic model that seeks to advance member collective interests, cooperatives are invaluable tools for human, ecomic and social development. Social and human geographers find this a remarkably impactful contribution to the literature surrounding cooperatives in Africa and cooperative theory in general. Policy experts and students also find the research informative and insightful.
Prof.Okem Andrew Emmanuel is a lecturer in the School of Social Sciences, University of KwaZulu Natal. He has extensive research experiences in the field of policy development, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation. He has consulted on projects for a number of local and international organisations. His research interests is in the area of local economic development and water and sanitation.