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Fair trade, corporate accountability and beyond : experiments in globalizing justice

Author: Kate Macdonald; Shelley Marshall
Publisher: Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2010.
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This collection brings together the research and reflections of a diverse international mix of academics, activists and practitioners in the fields of fair trade and corporate accountability,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Fair trade, corporate accountability and beyond.
Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2010
(DLC) 2009030156
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kate Macdonald; Shelley Marshall
ISBN: 9780754674399 0754674398 9780754691198 0754691195 128245417X 9781282454170
OCLC Number: 719419449
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 396 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Contents: Preface; Introduction: Social governance in a global economy: introduction to an evolving agenda, Kate Macdonald and Shelley Marshall; Part I Individual and Civic Action Through Fair Trade: Fair trade at the centre of development, Steve Knapp; Developing markets, building networks: promoting fair trade in Asia, Claribel B. David and Hyun-Seung Anna Kim; Mainstreaming fair trade brands and the problem of ownership, Anna Hutchens; What gives fair trade its right to operate? Organizational legitimacy and strategic management, Alex Nicholls; Voluntarism and fairtrade, Tim Wilson. Part II Responsible Consumers and Corporations: Corporations and global justice: rethinking 'public' and 'private' responsibilities, Terry Macdonald; Corporate responsibility and stakeholder governance: relevance to the Australian garment sector, Emer Diviney and Serena Lillywhite; CSR and policy incoherence, Peter Utting; Fair consumption? Consumer action on labour standards, Gordon Renouf. Part III Mobilised Workers: Corporate accountability and the potential for workers representation in China, Anita Chan; The threat posed by 'corporate social responsibility' to trade union rights, Jeff Ballinger; Can CSR help workers organize? An examination of the lessons learnt and an exploration of a new way forward, Andrea Maksimovic; Corporate accountability through community and unions: linking workers and campaigning to improve working conditions across the supply chain, Annie Delaney; Triangular solidarity as an alternative to CSR and consumer based campaigning, Apo Leong, Chan Ka-wai and Anna Tucker. Part IV A Strengthened and Transformed Role for the State: Regional trade agreements in the Pacific islands: fair trade for farmers?, Nic Maclellan; Crowding out or ratcheting up? Fair trade systems, regulation and new governance, Orly Lobel; The regulatory impact of using public procurement to promote better labour standards in corporate supply chains, John Howe; CSR is not the main game: the renewed domestic response to labour abuses in China, Sean Cooney. Conclusion: Experiments in globalising justice: emergent lessons and future trajectories, Kate Macdonald and Shelley Marshall; Index.
Responsibility: edited by Kate Macdonald and Shelley Marshall.

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