An in-depth look at two decades of a movement that aims to challenge the ethical foundations of the global market. Transnational corporations look for the cheapest suppliers, while the fair trade movement insists on a premium for the producersat the start of the chain. Sally Blundell explores the origins of fair trade and what it is likely to become in the face of growing disparities between the principles and the practice.
Part of the No-Nonsense Guides series.
We need to put justice, dignity and people’s freedom into the trade equation–and this is what Sally Blundell’s excellent guide helps us to do.
– Vandana Shiva, Indian philosopher and environmental activist
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|Foreword||by Vandana Shiva|
|Chapter 1||A Short History of Trade|
|Chapter 2||The Revolution That Went to Market|
|Chapter 3||The Problem with Free Trade|
|Chapter 4||Is Fair Trade Working?|
|Chapter 5||The World We Live In|
|Chapter 6||Just Read the Label|
|Chapter 7||Where to From Here?|