Are cooperatives better suited to deal with crises: perspectives from Europe and South America

Claudia Bajo Policy Brief 8

Are cooperatives better suited to deal with crises: perspectives from Europe and South America

(GovInn, June 2014)

Author: Claudia Sanchez Bajo

There has been little research on cooperatives within regionalism and in particular, how regionalism works in an effort to compare policy making between two regional integration processes. This work will first analyse the role of cooperatives in regionalism in terms of policy, including standards, enterprise statutes and statistics, with particular Cooperativesregard to the role of the networks in the initiatives and their participation in regional integration policy making. The building of networks is one of the expected spillovers from regionalism. However, in the concept of ‘new regionalism’, the role of business actors is enhanced through networks promoting both entrepreneurial action as well as strategic influence on the development path of the countries involved.

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