Microtrade and the Fair Trade Movement
The present paper aims to illustrate an alternative trading regulation currently assumed by The Fair Trade Movement and a newly established concept of Microtrade in curving global poverty. The fair trade movement reflects microtrade activities by asserting voluntary initiatives to create mutual benefits between customers from the North and producers from the South. It has established a form of microtrading networks between impoverished producers and Northern importers/retailers oversaw by FLO (The Fair Trade Organization). While claiming to have achieved a certain level of poverty reduction, debate arises whether such appraisal renders a real impact. Both positive and negative feedbacks of the fair trade movement will be explored as well as its future proposal which aligns with microtrade activities.
If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to look for a different version under "Related research" (further below) or search for a different version of it.
Volume (Year): 5 (2012)
Issue (Month): 1 (May)
|Contact details of provider:|| Web page: http://www.degruyter.com|
|Order Information:||Web: http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/ldr|
References listed on IDEAS
Please report citation or reference errors to , or , if you are the registered author of the cited work, log in to your RePEc Author Service profile, click on "citations" and make appropriate adjustments.:
- Gary Clyde Hufbauer & Jeffrey J. Schott, 2005. "NAFTA Revisited: Achievements and Challenges," Peterson Institute Press: All Books, Peterson Institute for International Economics, number 332, January.
- Caroline Wright, 2004. "Consuming lives, consuming landscapes: interpreting advertisements for cafédirect coffees," Journal of International Development, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 16(5), pages 665-680.
- John Wilkinson, 2007. "Fair Trade: Dynamic and Dilemmas of a Market Oriented Global Social Movement," Journal of Consumer Policy, Springer, vol. 30(3), pages 219-239, September.
- Taylor, Peter Leigh, 2005. "In the Market But Not of It: Fair Trade Coffee and Forest Stewardship Council Certification as Market-Based Social Change," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 33(1), pages 129-147, January.
- Stiglitz, Joseph E. & Charlton, Andrew, 2007.
"Fair Trade For All: How Trade Can Promote Development,"
Oxford University Press, number 9780199219988, December.
- Stiglitz, Joseph E. & Charlton, Andrew, 2007. "Fair Trade for All: How Trade Can Promote Development," OUP Catalogue, Oxford University Press, number 9780195328790, December.
- Darryl Reed, 2009. "What do Corporations have to do with Fair Trade? Positive and Normative Analysis from a Value Chain Perspective," Journal of Business Ethics, Springer, vol. 86(1), pages 3-26, April.
- LeClair, Mark S., 2002. "Fighting the Tide: Alternative Trade Organizations in the Era of Global Free Trade," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 30(6), pages 949-958, June.
- Will Low & Eileen Davenport, 2009. "Organizational Leadership, Ethics and the Challenges of Marketing Fair and Ethical Trade," Journal of Business Ethics, Springer, vol. 86(1), pages 97-108, April.
When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:bpj:lawdev:v:5:y:2012:i:1:n:4. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Peter Golla)
If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.
If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.
If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.
Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.