Human Cooperation, Cooperative Dynamics
Consider the term "cooperative phenomena"... would you risk articulation? The term sounds speculative but the fact remains, that some things cooperate and others don't. If you consider the things that cooperate, you can call what happens among them a "cooperative dynamic". By way of happening, these dynamics weave things together, giving rise to bigger wholes or "patterns" that behave like a single entity.
Like an organism, patterns of collective behavior can grow and multiply. They can even cooperate among themselves to give rise to still bigger wholes. Cooperation is the way-of-birth of every society and every larger entity. There's a sense of rising edification, you can call it "emergence", a growth towards wholesomeness. If cooperation is edifying it's because it is, itself, the source of structure.
You can think of any generative behavior as a form of cooperation. Consider the growth of a garden, of a family, or a community – it's like a blossoming, constituents becoming something beyond themselves. Like flowers, they can thrive or wither. In cooperative dynamics, there's a harmony to be kept within and beyond the organism. There's a sense of "health" indicative of wholesome equilibrium which in turn becomes a sign of fate-to-come.
Making Sense of Cooperation