Fair Trade Coffee

The Prospects and Pitfalls of Market-driven Social Justice

Author: Gavin Fridell

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 0802092381

Category: Political Science

Page: 347

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Using case studies from Mexico and Canada, this book examines the fair trade coffee movement at both the global and local level, assessing its effectiveness and locating it within political and development theory. It provides an analysis of fair trade coffee in the context of global trade.

Exploring Fair Trade Timber

A Review of Issues in Current Practice, Institutional Structures and Ways Forward

Author: Annie Dufey,Bindi Patel

Publisher: IIED

ISBN: 1843696304

Category: Anti-globalization movement

Page: 117

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Fair Trade

Market-Driven Ethical Consumption

Author: Alex Nicholls,Charlotte Opal

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412901055

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 277

View: 3560


Looking at the strategic future for Fair Trade, this work presents concise histories of different Fair Trade organizations, revealing case studies and useful data analysis.

The Fair Trade Fraud

How Congress Pillages the Consumer and Decimates American Competitiveness

Author: James Bovard

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312061937

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 330

View: 4941


Argues that United States trade policy weakens the economy and increases consumer prices for the benefit of a few inefficient companies and their allies in Congress

Fair Trade and How It Works

Author: Jacqueline DeCarlo

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1448818656

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 166

View: 9093


This book is an introduction to contemporary issues about fair trade and how trade influences our lives, discussing exploitative middle men, values-based choices, fair trade principles and practices, the complex problems of poverty, and changes in international trade.

The No-nonsense Guide to Fair Trade

Author: David Ransom

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 9781859843345

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 143

View: 3636


The uproar at the World Trade Organization conference in Seattle focused attention on the conflict between western-owned global corporations and the poorer nations whose cheap manpower sustain corporate profits. In this book the authors reveal the realities of trade by examining the roles played by powerful organizations whose activities are inadequate and misguided.

Fair Trade and Social Justice

Global Ethnographies

Author: Mark Moberg

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814796221

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 999


By 2008, total Fair Trade purchases in the developed world reached nearly $3 billion, a five-fold increase in four years. Consumers pay a “fair price” for Fair Trade items, which are meant to generate greater earnings for family farmers, cover the costs of production, and support socially just and environmentally sound practices. Yet constrained by existing markets and the entities that dominate them, Fair Trade often delivers material improvements for producers that are much more modest than the profound social transformations the movement claims to support. There has been scant real-world assessment of Fair Trade’s effectiveness. Drawing upon fine-grained anthropological studies of a variety of regions and commodity systems including Darjeeling tea, coffee, crafts, and cut flowers, the chapters in Fair Trade and Social Justice represent the first works to use ethnographic case studies to assess whether the Fair Trade Movement is actually achieving its goals. Contributors: Julia Smith, Mark Moberg, Catherine Ziegler , Sarah Besky, Sarah M. Lyon, Catherine S. Dolan, Patrick C. Wilson, Faidra Papavasiliou, Molly Doane, Kathy M’Closkey, Jane Henrici

Fair Trade and Development

Seventh Report of Session 2006-07, Vol. 2: Oral and Written Evidence

Author: Great Britain. Parliament House of Commons. International Development Committee

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 021503452X

Category: Commercial policy

Page: 193

View: 9854


Fair trade and Development : Seventh report of session 2006-07, Vol. 2: Oral and written Evidence

Making Good Choices About Fair Trade

Author: Paula Johanson

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1435853156

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 6118


Explains what fair trade is, its lasting effects, and making fair trade choices.