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By Sharryn Kasmir

This is often the 1st serious account of the across the world popular Mondragon cooperatives of the Basque area of Spain. The Mondragon cooperatives are noticeable because the top replacement version to straightforward commercial association; they're thought of to be the main winning instance of democratic selection making and employee possession. even though, the writer argues that the gigantic scholarly and renowned literature on Mondragon idealizes the cooperatives through falsely portraying them as apolitical associations and via ignoring the stories of store flooring employees. She exhibits how this construction of an idealized photo of the cooperatives is a part of a brand new worldwide ideology that promotes cooperative labor-management kinfolk with the intention to discredit exertions unions and working-class businesses; this constitutes what she calls the "myth" of Mondragon.

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