The Fogo Island Co-operative : an alternative development strategy?

Carter, Roger Alexander (1984) The Fogo Island Co-operative : an alternative development strategy? Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

This thesis is a case study of the Fogo Island Co-operative Society. It examines the origins of the Society and the social and economic context within which it was formed and was compelled to operate. After outlining the social and economic context of Fogo Island and the North-east Coast, the thesis briefly outlines some of the early co-ops and development committees on the Island. It then traces the emergence of the present co-op from its infancy to the present. Particular attention is paid to the way in which the co-op has been attempting to deal with the present crisis in the Atlantic fishery and how it has struggled for financial stability while meeting the demands imposed on it by the community. The way in which the co-op is perceived by the membership and the community is considered in detail, as is the co-op's internal structure and decision making. -- The thesis focuses on a particular co-operative but attempts to evaluate the co-operative 'model’ in general and the Fogo 'model’ in particular as an alternative way to facilitate social and economic development in other Newfoundland and Labrador communities.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/5966
Item ID: 5966
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 231-261.
Department(s): Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of > Sociology
Date: 1984
Date Type: Submission
Geographic Location: Canada--Newfoundland and Labrador--Fogo Island
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Fogo Island Co-Operative; Fisheries--Newfoundland and Labrador--Fogo Island; Cooperation--Newfoundland and Labrador; Fogo Island (N.L.)

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