Sujan Chakraborty's research while affiliated with University of Maine and other places

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The ‘co-operative principles’ are a set of operating and aspirational guidelines for co-operative businesses that originated in England in the 1840s and are used worldwide today. We evaluate alternative explanations for their emergence and spread. One hypothesis is that the co-operative principles constitute institutional adaptations helping co-ope...
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Circular economies are often framed as addressing a trio of problems: environmental degradation, economic stagnation, and social ills, broadly defined. Our paper centers on this last claim – that circular economies promise social benefits. There is a dearth of literature focused on the social dimensions of circular economies (Geissdoerfer, Martin,...

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... Research on CE has found that TCE is currently, by far, the most dominant discourse in public and private institutions (Berry et al., 2021;Calisto Friant et al., 2022b, 2022a, 2021Campbell-Johnston et al., 2020;Melles, 2021;Ortega Alvarado et al., 2021;Palm et al., 2021). CE debates and implementation to date have thus not sufficiently addressed the socio-political implications of a circularity transition and the biophysical limits to economic growth. ...
... Co-operatives are defined by their democratic decision-making, member ownership, reliance on cooperation and use of institutions to overcome conflicts of interest that may arise. 31 While formal co-operative grocery stores can rely on established rules to temper social dilemmas, food buying clubs often lack institutions initially, making reciprocity essential for early club success. 32 The core function of these clubs is to coordinate the shared purchasing of bulk food items, which represent a social dilemma where club members cooperate to help each other complete bulk purchases. ...