The Politics of Fair Trade: A Survey

1st Edition

Meera Warrier

Published September 12, 2014
Reference - 262 Pages
ISBN 9781857437607 - CAT# Y174496
Series: Europa Politics of ... series


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Demands for a fairer system of trade to address the growing immiseration and poverty of large numbers of people, particularly in the developing world, found a new channel for expression trhough the Fair Trade movement, picking up momentum from about the mid-70s. The Politics of Fair Trade: A Survey offers a concise and up-to-date critical overview of fair trade in an accessible style. It’s four sections include:

  • Essay chapters covering a range of issues from the links between free trade, fair trade and globalization, discussions on ethics in trade and the politics of supply chains, to the branding, marketing and certification of fair trade, and its implications for development.
  • Case studies providing in-depth explorations of some of the major fair trade commodities; handicrafts, coffee and cocoa.
  • An A – Z glossary comprising detailed entries explaining terms, organizations, issues and topics on fair trade, with cross referencing for ease of use.
  • A section on data and statistics, including estimated Fairtrade retail sales by country, counties where Fairtrade-certified producer organizations can be found, Fairtrade premium spending etc.

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