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Marx, Marxism and the cooperative movement


  • Bruno Jossa


This paper has a dual aim: first, to draw attention to a number of passages in which Marx explicitly extolled the cooperative movement and thereby confute the wrong but widely held assumption that Marx was inimical to the market and rejected cooperation as a production mode even for the transition period; second, to argue that the continuing neglect of Marxists both of the cooperative movement and of the passages from Marx (and Engels) that present a system of producer cooperatives as a new production mode can be traced back in part to the late emergence of an economic theory of producer cooperatives. Copyright 2005, Oxford University Press.

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  • Bruno Jossa, 2005. "Marx, Marxism and the cooperative movement," Cambridge Journal of Economics, Oxford University Press, vol. 29(1), pages 3-18, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:oup:cambje:v:29:y:2005:i:1:p:3-18

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    1. Bruno Jossa, 2013. "Marxismo, dialettica ed economia politica," STUDI ECONOMICI, FrancoAngeli Editore, vol. 2013(110), pages 5-25.
    2. Cecilia Navarra & Ermanno Tortia, 2014. "Employer Moral Hazard, Wage Rigidity, and Worker Cooperatives: A Theoretical Appraisal," Journal of Economic Issues, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 48(3), pages 707-726.
    3. Navarra Cecilia & Tortia Ermanno, 2011. "Employer’s moral hazard and the emergence of worker cooperatives," Department of Economics and Statistics Cognetti de Martiis. Working Papers 201103, University of Turin.
    4. J. Rosser & Marina Rosser, 2009. "Post-Hayekian socialism a la Burczak: Observations," The Review of Austrian Economics, Springer;Society for the Development of Austrian Economics, vol. 22(3), pages 289-292, September.

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