CASC is putting together a Special Issue of the Review of International Co-operation, and invites you to submit your papers. We welcome papers from scholars, students, researchers, and practitioners that fit this year’s conference theme of “Co-operative strength in diversity: voices, governance, and engagement”.

The deadline for submission is December 1st, 2018. Please see the Call for Papers below for full details.

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 Call for Papers
Co-operative Strength in Diversity: Voices, Governance, and Engagement

Co-operative enterprises involve diverse groups of individuals gathering and working toward a common goal. Research has shown that this diversity of voices, backgrounds, and perspectives comes with challenges, but can also be a significant strength for co-operatives. This co-operative advantage can be maximized in cases where governance structures enable inclusive and meaningful engagement from members. In this Special Issue of the Review of International Co-operation, we will reflect upon the interplay of diversity, inclusion, and social justice with co-operative enterprises in Canada and beyond. Guest editors of the Special Issue are Fiona Duguid, Sara Elder, Isobel Findlay, Judith Harris, and Derya Tarhan.

Paper Topics

We invite papers on any of the following broad themes. Please note that papers on other topics involving co-operatives and co-operation are also welcome.

  • Co-operatives and social inclusion/justice
  • Co-operatives and Indigenous communities
  • Co-operative governance and member engagement
  • Co-operatives and environmental sustainability
  • Co-operatives and the Sustainable Development Goals
  • The political economy of co-operatives
  • Co-operative media and publishing
  • Building a co-operative movement: Local to global

Submission Guidelines

We welcome papers from scholars, students, researchers, and practitioners submitted before December 1st, 2018. Papers should not exceed 8,000 words. Paper template and referencing should follow the APA style guide. All papers are subject to peer review. Please submit your paper online using this link.

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Canadian Association for Studies in Co-operation (CASC) is a multidisciplinary network of researchers and practitioners whose work involves co-operatives and co-operation, broadly understood to include, but not limited to, Fair Trade, Social Economy organizations, Solidarity Economies, and formal and informal alternative economic organizations governed by some significant degree of mutuality. Our mission is to promote research on co-operatives and co-operation in Canada, while facilitating linkages between academics, practitioners, and research organizations on an international scale.