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No-Nonsense Guide to Fair Trade, 3rd Edition

By Sally Blundell  

No-Nonsense Guide to Fair Trade, 3rd Edition
  • Paperback / softback
  • EPUB

This format can only be purchased within Canada.

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.

  • Paperback / softback, 144 pages
  • ISBN 9781771131186
  • Published August 2013
  • EPUB
  • ISBN 9781771131193
  • Published August 2013


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

For anyone who wants a lucid, factual, reliable guide to some of the most important issues of our time, I strongly recommend you check out the No-Nonsense Guides.

– Howard Zinn, social activist and author of a A People’s History of America

A splendid new series of pocketable guides to issue politics…rigorously clear.

The Guardian, London, U.K.

The No-Nonsense Guides target those topics that a large army of voters cares about, but that politicos evade.

The Independent, London, U.K.

Table of Contents

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?

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