Humanistic Governance in Democratic Organizations – The Cooperative Difference

This open access edited book brings together a number of theories under the umbrella of humanistic governance to develop a persuasive alternative perspective on governance, particularly for democratic organisations such as co-operatives.  It examines how we can move beyond a profit-first approach to governance, into a framework that prioritises human dignity in all aspects of an operation.  This book also discusses key issues for different types of cooperatives and how these might be addressed. And, finally, it addresses how cooperatives can better cope with dynamic change processes.

This book will be of interest for academics working in the areas of stakeholder governance, social solidarity economy, ethical management and co-operatives.