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Humanitarian sciences in Siberia

2012 year, number 2

Stolypin's Reforms and Problems of Formation of the Institutional Framework of Cooperation in the Pre-Revolutionary Siberia

G.M. Zaporozhchenko
Keywords: Siberia, Stolypin reforms, civil society, consumer cooperatives, consumers' societies
Pages: 21-24


The article investigates organizational principles of consumer cooperation in Siberia in the prerevolutionary period. It focuses on the experience of urban and worker cooperative societies; reveals the social, professional and functional aspects of their organization and management. The author concludes that despite some deformations the Siberian cooperation was based on the principles of free membership, independence and self-management which provided its efficient development and operation.