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International Handbook of Cooperative Law

  • Dante Cracogna
  • Antonio Fici
  • Hagen Henrÿ

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Understanding Cooperatives and Cooperative Law

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Antonio Fici
      Pages 3-62
  3. The Convergence of Cooperative Law

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
    2. Hagen Henrÿ
      Pages 65-88
    3. David Hiez, Willy Tadjudje
      Pages 89-113
    4. Antonio Fici
      Pages 115-151
    5. Dante Cracogna
      Pages 153-164
  4. Cooperative Law: An International Overview

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 187-187
    2. Dante Cracogna
      Pages 189-206
    3. Troy Sarina
      Pages 207-229
    4. Georg Miribung, Elisabeth Reiner
      Pages 231-250
    5. Astrid Coates
      Pages 251-269
    6. Adriano Campos Alves
      Pages 271-288
    7. Timothy Petrou
      Pages 289-316
    8. Jaime Alcalde Silva
      Pages 317-337
    9. Dapeng Ren, Peng Yuan
      Pages 339-353
    10. Antonio José Sarmiento Reyes
      Pages 355-371
    11. Hagen Henrÿ
      Pages 373-392

About this book


The degree of development reached by cooperatives of different sectors throughout the world, which among others led to the UN declaring 2012 as the International Year of Cooperatives, needs to be accompanied by a similar development of corresponding legislation. To this end, a better knowledge of cooperative law from the comparative point of view, as has already been established for other types of enterprises, becomes of great importance. This book strives to fill this gap, and is divided into four parts. The first part offers an analytic and conceptual framework with which to understand, study and assess cooperative law from a transnational and comparative perspective. The second part includes several chapters dealing with attempts to harmonize cooperative laws. The third part contains an overview of more than 30 national cooperative laws, while the last part summarizes and compares these national cooperative laws, thus laying the foundation for a comparative cooperative law doctrine.


Cooperative law Cooperatives Non-capitalistic enterprises

Editors and affiliations

  • Dante Cracogna
    • 1
  • Antonio Fici
    • 2
  • Hagen Henrÿ
    • 3
  1. 1.Buenos AiresArgentina
  2. 2.University of MoliseCampobassoItaly
  3. 3.University of HelsinkiHelsinkiFinland

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