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La diversité des "commerces équitables" face aux inégalités économiques : une analyse institutionnaliste comparative

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  • Jean-Pierre Chanteau


    (LEPII - Laboratoire d'Économie de la Production et de l'Intégration Internationale - UPMF - Université Pierre Mendès France - Grenoble 2 - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)

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    On what conditions can "fair trade" contribute to reducing economic inequalities ? Our study addresses this issue by specifying the type of rules related to "fair trade" since the mid-19th century to work out the "right" price within a market economy. Our research results in specifying three types of institutional forms of "fairtrade" (associationist; intergovernemental; sectoral), whether i) the rules regarding "fair trade" primarily exert a pressure on the organisation of the exchange or of the production; and ii) how the power to specify these rules of "fair trade" is institutionalized.

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    Date of creation: Sep 2008
    Publication status: Published in Revue Tiers Monde, Armand Colin, 2008, pp.555-572
    Handle: RePEc:hal:journl:halshs-00327029
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