Cooperatives and Socialism

A View from Cuba

  • Camila Piñeiro Harnecker

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    1. Camila Piñeiro Harnecker
      Pages 1-22
  3. What is a Cooperative?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
    2. Jesús Cruz Reyes, Camila Piñeiro Harnecker
      Pages 25-45
    3. Julio C. Gambina, Gabriela Roffinelli
      Pages 46-59
  4. Cooperatives and Socialist Thinkers

  5. Cooperatives in Other Countries

  6. Cooperatives and Cuba’s Path to Socialism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 277-277
    2. Armando Nova González
      Pages 279-291
    3. Emilio Rodríguez Membrado, Alcides López Labrada
      Pages 292-316
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 345-351

About this book


This book demonstrates that the cooperative model is based on principles essential to building a more just and democratic society. It is argued that this is the best economic reform alternative to neoliberal capitalism and authoritarian socialism in Cuba, and that this model can also radically transform other economies around the world.


capitalism political economy socialism transition

Editors and affiliations

  • Camila Piñeiro Harnecker
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for the Study of the Cuban EconomyUniversity of HavanaUSA

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