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Cooperatives in New OrleansCollective Action and Urban Development$
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Anne Gessler

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781496827616

Published to University Press of Mississippi: January 2021

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496827616.001.0001

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Conclusion

Conclusion

Hope for a Cooperative Life: Forecasting Cooperative Trends

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(p.179) Conclusion
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Cooperatives in New Orleans
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Anne Gessler

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University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496827616.003.0007

The conclusion assesses the role and significance of each cooperative within the broader New Orleans cooperative movement. Locally responsive, internationally inspired New Orleanian cooperative-city partnerships continue to provide a scalable model of equitable bioregionalism promoting economic and environmental sustainability. Rooted in specific neighborhoods and organized by longtime community activists, glocalized cooperatives intimately understand resident needs and draw on a common community identity and mutual aid traditions to recruit members. Ultimately, New Orleans’s internationally-inspired cooperatives can be models for other marginalized communities seeking democratic alternatives to both free market globalism and unchecked nationalism.

Keywords:   Bioregionalism, Environmental sustainability, Free market, Nationalism, Globalization

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