By Laura Raynolds, Douglas Murray, John Wilkinson, Laura T. Raynolds
This ebook explores the demanding situations and strength of reasonable exchange, one of many world’s such a lot dynamic efforts to reinforce worldwide social justice and environmental sustainability via marketplace dependent social switch. reasonable alternate hyperlinks nutrition shoppers and agricultural manufacturers around the international North/ South divide and lies on the center of key efforts to reshape the worldwide economic system. This booklet finds the demanding situations the circulation faces in its attempt to rework globalization, emphasizing the inherent tensions in operating either in, and opposed to, the marketplace. It explores reasonable Trade’s contemporary speedy development into new construction areas, marketplace arenas, and commodity parts via case reviews of Europe, North the United States, Africa, and Latin the US undertaken via fashionable students in each one zone. The authors draw on, and strengthen, international commodity and price chain research, conference, and social flow methods via those case stories and a sequence of artificial analytical chapters. Pressures for extra radical and extra average ways intertwine with the movement’s historic imaginative and prescient, reshaping reasonable Trade’s priorities and efforts within the international North and South. reasonable alternate may be of sturdy curiosity to scholars and students of politics, globalization, sociology, geography, economics and company.
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Rising numbers of consumers express concern over environmental and social sustainability and consider these issues in their purchases. Fueled by mounting distrust of the industrial agrofood system, conscientious consumption is most clearly evident in the food sector, where Fair Trade, organic, local, and slow food segments are growing exponentially. Conscientious consumption is increasing rapidly across Europe (Leatherhead Food International 2003). 2 billion. Half of UK consumers report avoiding brands associated with negative social and environmental characteristics and most support the Fair Trade concept, even if they do not purchase these items (Co-operative Bank 2003).
The chapters in Part II will address these opposing positions through detailed case studies in the United Kingdom and the United States. Production and trade Over the past decade, Fair Trade production has grown dramatically throughout the Global South. Bourgeoning Northern demand has fueled the rise and diversification of Fair Trade exports. This growth has been simultaneously fostered by the widespread adoption of neoliberal policies across the Global South, which have undercut traditional sectors and promoted nontraditional exports, and by rising interest among a broad range of Southern producers in pursuing alternative markets.
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