Searching for fairness in fairtrade
AbstractThe purpose of FairTrade is to influence world trade, and reduce the unfairness of exchanges. In this article we point out that so far it has done little to increase justice at the global and local levels. This is because it is increasingly adopting the logic of conventional trade. Nevertheless, paradoxically, it could help to improve things by promoting the relocalisation of exchanges between countries or regions that have the same level of development, a prospect that currently cannot be excluded.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Fonds pour la Recherche en Ethique Economique in its series Working Papers with number 72010.
Length: 9 pages
Date of creation: 2010
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Fairtrade; Fairness; global justice; local justice;
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- NEP-ALL-2010-11-13 (All new papers)
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