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For other uses, see Collective (disambiguation).

A collective is a group of entities that share or are motivated by at least one common issue or interest, or work together to achieve a common objective.[citation needed] Collectives differ from cooperatives in that they are not necessarily focused upon an economic benefit or saving, but can be that as well.

The term "collective" is sometimes used to describe a species as a whole—for example, the human collective.

Types of groups[edit]

Collectives are sometimes characterised by attempts to share and exercise political and social power and to make decisions on a consensus-driven and egalitarian basis.

A commune or intentional community, which may also be known as a "collective household", is a group of people who live together in some kind of dwelling or residence, or in some other arrangement (e.g. sharing land). Collective households may be organized for a specific purpose (e.g. relating to business, parenting, or some other shared interest).

An artist collective is typically a collection of individuals with similar interests in producing and documenting art as a group. These groups are often composed of friends or friends of friends from all walks of life with different beliefs, careers, & religions, and can range in size from a few people to thousands of members.[citation needed] The style of art produced can have vast differences. Motivations can be for a common cause or individually motivated purposes. Some collectives are simply people who enjoy painting with someone else and have no other goals or motivations for forming their collective.[citation needed]

A work collective is a type of horizontal collectivism wherein a business functions as a partnership of individual professionals, recognizing them as equals and rewarding them for their expertise. The working collective aims to reduce costs to clients while maintaining healthy rewards for participating partners. This is accomplished by eliminating the operating costs that are needed to support levels of management.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ PRWeb Santa Monica, February 26, 2010. At One Year, New Agency Structure Succeeds: Commitment to Small Business Continues [1]

Further reading[edit]

  • For All The People: Uncovering the Hidden History of Cooperation, Cooperative Movements, and Communalism in America, PM Press, by John Curl, 2009, ISBN 978-1-60486-072-6

External links[edit]

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Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 06:05:31 -0700

Wisconsin's highest court upheld a law ending most collective-bargaining rights for government employees in the state, a blow for public-sector unions that have been stymied in their efforts to reverse the controversial measure championed by Republican ...

The New Yorker

The New Yorker
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:26:15 -0700

What Israel is doing in Gaza now is collective punishment. It is punishment for Gaza's refusal to be a docile ghetto. It is punishment for the gall of Palestinians in unifying, and of Hamas and other factions in responding to Israel's siege and its ...


Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:18:45 -0700

Two women were arrested on drug charges after agents raided a marijuana collective in Redding. Agents searched the Planet Herb Medical Marijuana Collective in the 2900 block of Lake Boulevard Tuesday around 11 a.m.. Investigators said the collective ...
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 02:05:27 -0700

MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the 2011 law that effectively ended collective bargaining for most public workers, sparked massive protests and led to Republican Gov. Scott Walker's recall election and rise to national ...


Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:22:30 -0700

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has upheld the 2011 law that effectively ended collective bargaining for most public workers, sparked massive protests and led to Republican Gov. Scott Walker's recall election. The court upheld the law 5-2 Thursday under a ...
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Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:43:41 -0700

FORT PLAIN — The Mohawk Valley Collective will sponsor its second annual River Through Time event on Aug. 9 in Haslett Park, at the intersection of Main and Willett streets in Fort Plain, to raise funds to assist those still recovering from last year ...
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These days, Skelton and her husband have two kids, aged two-and-a-half and five; her "stuff" has become her business, Milo and Molly; and she's not just an Etsy seller but the team captain of Nutmeg Collective, a group of Etsy sellers with members ...
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:45:00 -0700

The 5-2 ruling ends the three year battle over union rights and collective bargaining. The policy achievement of Walker's administration prohibits public unions from collective bargaining for anything other than base wage increases based on inflation ...

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