Academic Literature List

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Alastair Michael Smith Fair Trade, Diversification and Structural Change: Towards a Broader Theoretical Framework of Analysis 2009 This paper responds to the argument that while Fair Trade governance might increase short-term welfare, it reduces long-term development prospects by discouraging diversification and structural change
Amina Béji-Bécheur, Virginie Diaz Pedregal, and Nil Ozcaglar-Toulouse Fair Trade–Just How Fair are the Exchanges? 2008 Fair trade has become increasingly recognized and studied since the late 1990s.
Ananya Mukherjee and Darryl Reed FAIR TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT: What are the Implications of Mainstreaming? 2009 A critical aspect of the current global crisis is the plight of small producers, particularly those operating in agrarian sectors.
Anil Hira and Jared Ferrie Fair Trade: Three Key Challenges for Reaching the Mainstream 2006 After nearly 20 years of work by activists, fair trade, a movement establishing alternative trading organizations to ensure minimal returns, safe working conditions, and environmentally sustainable pr
Ann Le Mar Fair Trade as narrative: the stories within Fair Trade 2006 This article considers the different stories within Fair Trade and how they come together as a narrative that informs both the social movement of Fair Trade and the practice of Fair Trade business rel
by Mark Hudson, Ian Hudson, Jason D. Edgerton Fostering Community Economic Development with Ethical Consumption - An Experiment Using Fair Trade Coffee 2012 This paper aims to contribute to an exploration of whether ethical consumption (purchasing commodities that contain a public-good element) might be used as part of a Community Economic Development str
Carolyn Strong Features Contributing to the Growth of Ethical Consumerism- A Preliminary Investigation 1996 Consumers of the 1990s are claimed to be caring, environmentally and socially aware and are demanding a say in the production, processing and resourcing of the products they regularly purchase.
Commission by Transfair Germany and Max Havelaar Foundation Switzerland Fairtrade Impact Study - Assessing the Impact of Poverty Reduction through Rural Development 2012 What are the effects of Fairtrade on rural development in the producing countries of the South? Which are the decisive factors for an ideal influence?
Daniel Jaffee Fair Trade Standards, Corporate Participation, and Social Movement Responses in the United States 2011 This article examines the development of and contestation over the standards for certified fair trade, with particular attention to the U.S. context.
Gautier Pirotte, Geoffrey Pleyers and Marc Poncelet Fair-trade coffee in Nicaragua and Tanzania: a comparison 2006 A focus on Tanzania and Nicaragua and studying the role of four key actors-small-scale producers, co-operatives, development partners, and public authorities.
Gavin Fridell Fair Trade Coffee and Commodity Fetishism: The Limits of Market-Driven Social Justice 2007 This paper explores the claims made by various authors that the fair trade network provides an initial basis for a challenge to the commodification of goods under global capitalism.
Gavin Fridell Fair Trade and Neoliberalism: Assessing Emerging Perspectives 2006 Emerging perspectives on the fair-trade network can be grouped into three broad categories on the basis of their overarching assumptions.
Ian Hussey and Joe Curnow Fair Trade: From Solidarity to the Standardization of Neocolonial Relations 2016 In the early 1980s, as the Reagan administration aggressively funded an imperialist war in Nicaragua, the Sandinistas reached out internationally for demonstrations of solidarity.
Joni Valkila Fair Trade organic coffee production in Nicaragua — Sustainable development or a poverty trap? 2009 This article assesses the impact of Fair Trade organic coffee production on the well-being of small-scale farmers in Nicaragua
Karen Klonsky Forces impacting the production of organic foods 2000 Roughly 20 percent of organic cropland was devoted to produce compared to only 3 percent for conventional agriculture in 1995.
Laura Raynolds Forging New Consumer/ Producer Links in Fair Trade Coffee Networks 2002 Though the international trade in Fair Trade labeled products is quite young and represents only a minor share of the global market, this trade has grown dramatically in recent years.
Laura Raynolds, Douglas Murray, and Peter Leigh Taylor Fair Trade Coffee: Building Producer Capacity via global Networks 2005 This article examines the ongoing rapid expansion in Fair Trade coffee networks linking Northern consumers with producers in the global South.
Laura T. Raynolds and Siphelo U. Ngcwangu Fair Trade Rooibos Tea: Connecting South African Producers and American Consumer Markets 2009 This article analyzes the recent growth and configuration of Fair Trade networks connecting South African Rooibos tea producers with American consumer markets.
Loraine Ronchi Fairtrade and Market Failures in Agricultural Commodity Markets 2006 This paper concerns an NGO intervention in agricultural commodity markets known as Fairtrade.
Manik Mehta Fair Trade Coffee: do direct imported coffees provide better opportunities for producing countries? 1996 Its motto is to promote the idea of "fair trade" with countries of the third world.
Margaret Levi and April Linton Fair Trade: A Cup at a Time? 2003 Fair Trade coffee campaigns have improved the lives of small-scale coffee farmers and their families by raising wages, creating direct trade links to farming cooperatives, and providing access to affo
Marie-Cristine Renard Fair trade quality, market and conventions 2002 This article analyzes Fair Trade, its evolution and the challenges it faces, in the light of the convention theory and its application to the ambit of agro-food.
Mark Moberg Fair Trade and Eastern Caribbean Banana Farmers: Rhetoric and Reality in the Anti-Globalization Movement 2005 A case study of banana farmers in the Windward Islands after converting their crop to Fair Trade, the article raises some difficult questions about the promise of Fair Trade and the difficulties in pr
Mary Littrell and Dickson Marsha Fair Trade Performance in a Competitive Market 1998 Fair Trade Organizations (FTOs) market crafts from developing countries through retail stores and catalogs in the U.S.
Nuntana Udomkit and Adrian Winnett Fair trade in organic rice: a case study from Thailand 2002 What is the impact of fair trade on producers?
Rie Makita Fair Trade Certification: The Case of Tea Plantation Workers in India 2012 This article analyses the impact of Fair Trade certification by focusing on its interactions with the patron–client relations traditionally established between management and workers in tea plantation
Ruud Bronkhorst Fair Prices and Wages 2004 It has become fashionable, especially in the fair trade movement but not only there, to advertise products with the slogan that ‘the producer receives a fair price’ for his products. There appears no
Sally Smith and Stephanie Barrientos Fair Trade and Ethical Trade: are there moves towards convergence? 2005 Fair trade and ethical trade have traditionally had quite different aims, scope and modalities, the former principally focused on terms of trade with small scale producers and the latter on working co
Tim Anderson and Elisabeth Ridell Fair Trade: The Scope of the Debate 2004 'Fair Trade' has become such a popular term that it now covers a bewildering array of quite different proposals, from protectionist measures through genuine solidarity action to new marketin
Valéry Bezençon and Sam Blili Fair Trade Managerial Practices: Strategy, Organisation and Engagement 2009 The number of distributors selling Fair Trade products is constantly increasing. What are their motivations to distribute Fair Trade products? How do they organise this distribution?
Valéry Bezençon and Sam Blili Fair Trade Channels: Are we Killing the Romantics? 2006 This paper discusses the potential cannibalisation of the original Fair Trade filière by the mainstream one.