Here, I maintain a bibliography of articles, reports, presentations and book chapters that discuss the idea of a ‘co-operative university’, with a specific focus on co-operative ownership and co-operative governance of higher education institutions. If you know of any other research, please leave a comment or email me. Thank you.
New project: Co-operative Leadership in Higher Education
Boden, R. et al (2012) Trust Universities? Governance for Post-Capitalist Futures. Journal of Co-operative Studies, Volume 45, Number 2, Autumn 2012 , pp. 16-24(9) (Related slides)
Boden, R. et al (2011) Shopping around for a better way to operate? Try John Lewis. Times Higher Education, 13th January 2011.
Cook, Dan (2013) Realising the Co-operative University. A consultancy report for The Co-operative College.
Cunningham. (1874). Higher Education on Co-operative Principles. In Co-operative Congress Proceedings (pp. 54–55 & 89–90). Presented at the Co-operative Congress, Halifax: The Co-operative College.
Dilger, A 2007, ‘German Universities as State-sponsored Co-operatives‘, Management Revue, 18, 2, pp. 102-116.
Findlay, L. (2010). Academic freedom, institutional autonomy, and the co-operative university. In J. Newson & C. Polster (Eds.), Academic callings: The university we have had, now have, and could have (pp. 212-218). Toronto: Canadian Scholars’ Press.
Haubert, Maxime (1986). Adult education and grass-roots organisations in Latin America: The contribution of the International Co-operative University. International Labour Review. 1986, Vol. 125 Issue 2, p177. 16p.
James, E. & Neuberger, E. (1981) The University Department as a Non-Profit Labor Cooperative. In: Public Choice, 36: 585-612.
Juby, P. (2011, September 3). A Co-operative University? Conference presentation at the Society for Co-operative Studies Conference, Cardiff.
Matthews, David (2014) All together now: higher education and the cooperative model. Times Higher Education. 14th August 2014.
Matthews, David (2013) Inside a co-operative university. Times Higher Education, 29th August 2013.
Neary, Mike and Winn, Joss (2015) Beyond public and private: a model for co-operative higher education. Krisis: Journal for contemporary philosophy.
Neary, Mike and Winn, Joss (2016) Beyond public and private: a framework for co-operative higher education. Conference paper.
Perez Ruiz, P. (2015) What is university for?, The Columnist.
Puukka, J. et al (2013) Higher Education in Regional and City Development: Basque Country, Spain. OECD.
Reed, D. (2014). Occupy the University! Leveraging Value Coherence to Engage Higher Education as a Strategic Partner in Cooperative Development. In L. Hammond Ketilson & M. -P. Robichaud Villettaz (under the direction of), Cooperatives’ Power to Innovate: Texts Selected from the International Call for Papers (p.193 – 206). Lévis: International Summit of Cooperatives.
Ridley-Duff, R. (2011) Co-operative University and Business School: Developing an institutional and educational offer. UK Society for Co-operative Studies.
Ridley-Duff, R. (2012, November 1). Developing Co-operative Universities. Presented at the ICA Expo, Manchester, UK
Social Science Centre, Lincoln (2013) An experiment in free, co-operative higher education. Radical Philosophy, No.182.
Somerville, P & Saunders, G. (2013) Beyond Public and Private: the transformation of higher education. Conference paper.
Somerville, P. (2014) Towards co-operative higher education. Presentation at the Department of Politics and Public Policy, De Montfort University, May 7th.
Somerville, P. (2014) Prospects for co-operative higher education. Conference paper for Society of Co-operative Studies, Colchester 6-7th September 2014.
Sperlinger, Tom (2014) Is a co-operative university model a sustainable alternative? Guardian, 26th March, 2014.
Wilma van der Veen, E. (2010) The New University Cooperative: Reclaiming Higher Education: Prioritizing Social Justice and Ecological Sustainability, Affinities journal, Vol. 4 No. 1.
Winn, Joss (2014) The co-operative university: labour, property and pedagogy. Governing Academic Life, 25-26 June 2014, London School of Economics.
Winn, Joss (2014) Social solidarity co-operatives for higher education. Learning Together: Perspectives in Co-operative Education. 9th December 2014, People’s History Museum.
Winn, Joss (2015) The co-operative university: Labour, property and pedagogy. Power and Education, 7 (1).
Winn, Joss (2015) Democratically controlled, co-operative higher education. openDemocracy.
Woodhouse, Howard (2011) Learning for Life: The People’s Free University and the Civil Commons. Studies in Social Justice. Vol. 5, Issue 1, 77-90
Wright, S. et al (2011) Report on a field visit to Mondragón University: a cooperative experience/experiment. Learning and Teaching. Vol. 4, Issue 3.
Yeo, Stephen (2014) The co-operative university? Transforming higher education. In: Woodin, Tom (Ed.) Co-operation, Learning and Co-operative Values, London: Routledge.
You may also be interested in articles written about the Social Science Centre, a co-operative for higher education in Lincoln.
You may also be interested in a recent project to develop a framework for co-operative higher education.
There is also a mailing list for discussion about co-operative higher education.
Examples of co-operative higher education