• 1. Introduction
  • 2. Co-operative Ideologies in Capitalism
  • 2.1. Motives for the Development of the First Co-operatives
  • 2.2. Social Aims of Early Co-operatives
  • 2.3. Current Social Ideology of Co-operatives
  • 3. Co-operatives in a Market Economy
  • 3.1. Definition of the Co-operative Concept
  • 3.2. The European Co-operative Discussion
  • 4. Structural Economic Types of the Co-operative According to Dülfer
  • 4.1. Executively Operating Co-operative (traditional co-operative)
  • 4.2. Market-Linkage Co-operative (market co-operative)
  • 4.3. Integrated Co-operative
  • 5. Property Rights Theory and Co-operatives
  • 6. Attenuation of Property Rights
  • 7. Structural Influences of the Legal Form, the RegisteredCo-operative
  • 7.1. General Structure
  • 7.2. Structural Details
  • 8. The Allocation of Property Rights within a Co-operative
  • 9. Where are the Problems?
  • 9.1. The Promotion Principle
  • 9.2. The Identity Principle
  • 9.3. The Democracy Principle
  • 9.4. The Solidarity Principle
  • 10. What could be done?
  • 11. Summary
  • References
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