Matilde Luna and José Luis Velasco. 2018. Complex Associative Systems: Cooperation amid Diversity. Ciudad de México: COMECSO.
For years, we have extolled cooperation over competition. We have also studied corporative associations, civil society organizations, policy networks, the public-private associations of new governance and the role of university-industry-government linkages in development. Yet, we have not produced a theoretic reflection on associative logic and the properties, problems, governance and performance of the various associative forros. This book fills this void. It is indispensable reading for anyone wanting to understand the composition and dynamics of today’s associations, whose decisions and actions shape the future of human society. It makes a conceptual contribution of the highest level to our understanding of the associative world.