The potential for rural cooperatives in the UK

Ignazio Cabras*

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The aim of this paper is to set out and discuss cooperative organisations in rural areas in the UK. In particular, the author explores the potential offered by cooperatives in generating business opportunities as well as enhancing cohesion among individuals living in rural communities and villages. The different forms of cooperative and mutual initiatives are analysed with regard to fostering or discouraging growth and development in rural areas. In particular, cooperatives are investigated in relation to a number of issues faced by many rural communities in Britain, such as the disappearance of essential services and the achievement of sustainable development.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInterpreting Rurality
Subtitle of host publicationMultidisciplinary Approaches
EditorsGary Bosworth, Peter Somerville
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9780203383186
ISBN (Print)9781138687158, 9780415696722
Publication statusPublished - 15 Oct 2013
Externally publishedYes


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