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Quel commerce équitable pour quel développement durable ?


  • Ronan Le Velly


Through the statement of four controversies, respectively dealing with the inclusion of companies working with hired labour, the respect of the cultural identity of handicrafts, the degree of marginality of producers’ groups and the eventuality of building a “local fair trade”, the author shows that the accomplishment of the sustainable development aimed by fair trade implies to frame the limits of its beneficiaries and to establish hierarchies among its purposes. JEL codes: L31, Q01, Q17, Z13

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  • Ronan Le Velly, 2009. "Quel commerce équitable pour quel développement durable ?," Innovations, De Boeck Université, vol. 0(2), pages 99-113.
  • Handle: RePEc:cai:inndbu:inno_030_0099

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    fair trade; local fair trade; controversies; cooperatives; sustainable development;

    JEL classification:

    • L31 - Industrial Organization - - Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise - - - Nonprofit Institutions; NGOs; Social Entrepreneurship
    • Q01 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - General - - - Sustainable Development
    • Q17 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agriculture in International Trade
    • Z13 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - Economic Sociology; Economic Anthropology; Language; Social and Economic Stratification


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