The Resource Fair trade from the ground up : new markets for social justice, April Linton, (electronic book)

Fair trade from the ground up : new markets for social justice, April Linton, (electronic book)

Label
Fair trade from the ground up : new markets for social justice
Title
Fair trade from the ground up
Title remainder
new markets for social justice
Statement of responsibility
April Linton
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Fair Trade promises to raise living standards in developing countries through: - worldwide minimum prices for commodities - support for democratically governed cooperatives - requirement of minimum wages and safety standards for workers - training to help producers improved quality and develop business skills - encouragement of eco-friendly practices - third-party certification In contrast to the free trade status quo, Fair Trade relies on informed consumers to choose more direct supply chains that minimize the role of middlemen, offering economic justice and social change as a viable and sustainable alternative to charity. But does it work? Fair Trade from the Ground Up documents achievements at both the producer and the consumer ends of commodity chains and assesses prospects for future growth. From Guatemalan coffee farmers to student activists on U.S. college campuses, the stories of individuals inform April Linton's analysis. Drawing on studies by social scientists and economists, as well as on new case studies, she provides balanced answers to hard questions: How can large institutions be persuaded to commit to using Fair Trade suppliers? Does ethical consumerism work? Are the "social premiums" that are built into Fair Trade prices really being used for community projects? Will Fair Trade market growth reach the scale of organics or green products? This book meets a long-felt need among economic-justice activists, consumer groups, and academics for a reliable qualitative and quantitative overview of achievements of the Fair Trade movement. "A great strength of this book is the breadth of the original surveys of everyone from producers to business owners to activists and institutional players. I don't know of any other work with such a broad assemblage of empirical pieces."--Matt Warning, University of Puget Sound. April Linton is Statistical Tools and Survey Manager at the Fair Labor Association. She is coeditor of The Global Governance of Food"--
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Linton, April
Dewey number
382/.3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HF1379
LC item number
.L563 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
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  • International trade
  • Social justice
Label
Fair trade from the ground up : new markets for social justice, April Linton, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10597830
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
x, 195 p.
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Fair trade from the ground up : new markets for social justice, April Linton, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10597830
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
x, 195 p.
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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