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A short history of legal reform

In Europe and North America, cooperatives generally have been grassroots organizations started by the people who use them.  In most developing countries, cooperative development has been promoted and dominated by government agencies

In A Short History of Cooperative Law and Regulation Reform in Developing Countries, the author charts this course from India’s Credit Societies Act in 1904 to present-day changes in international cooperative identity.

A Short History of Cooperative Law and Regulation Reform in Developing Countries  (pdf, 180 k)