Policy Arena. Introduction: The Policy Trajectory of Fair Trade

Eleanor Fisher
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This article provides a selective review of literature on fair trade and introduces contributions to this Policy Arena of the Journal for International Development.
The article focuses on policy practice as a dynamic process, highlighting the changing configurations of actors, policy spaces, knowledge, practices and commodities that are shaping the policy trajectory of fair trade. It highlights how recent literature has tackled questions of mainstreaming as part of this trajectory, bringing to the fore dimensions of change associated with market, state and civil society.