This series of reprints gives new life to the scanned articles from the Journal archives. This is part of the project to make Journal issues accessible both in re-issue print versions (available to order) as well as part of Journal archive collection here on the UKSCS website.
The UKSCS is republishing whole Journals from the first issue of the Bulletin in 1967 to the final Bulletin in 1985, before its renaming to the Journal of Co-operative Studies.
The original issues published as part of this ‘1967 Annual’ provide a history of the start-up and development of what was then the Society for Co-operative Studies and then later became UKSCS. Its Bulletins are a news account of the activities of the Society and many of the themes – education, democracy, member engagement, international networks, research – are no less relevant today. Indeed, they provide much food for thought as well as giving insight into the experience and commitment of those individuals involved in the Society and in the wider Co-operative Movement.
Many of these themes were explored at the UKSCS 50th anniversary conference in 2017 - co-operative history, politics, public service, education, new co-operativism, marketplace and sustainability, leading and managing, governance and accountability – and continue to be the focus of contributions to the Journal from a range of co-operators and researchers.
The Journal’s editors continue to welcome contributions that bring new arguments and perspectives to the enduring debates such as those featured here.