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Searching for fairness in fairtrade

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  • Jérôme BALLET

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  • Aurélie CARIMENTRAND

    () (Fonds pour la Recherche en Ethique Economique)

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The 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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  • Jérôme BALLET & Aurélie CARIMENTRAND, 2010. "Searching for fairness in fairtrade," Working Papers 72010, Fonds pour la Recherche en Ethique Economique.
  • Handle: RePEc:fet:wpaper:72010
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    Keywords

    Fairtrade; Fairness; global justice; local justice;

    JEL classification:

    • D31 - Microeconomics - - Distribution - - - Personal Income and Wealth Distribution
    • D64 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Altruism; Philanthropy; Intergenerational Transfers

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