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Fair trade : reform and realities in the international trading system

Author: Michael Barratt Brown
Publisher: London ; New Jersey : Zed Books, 1993.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Barratt Brown, Michael.
Fair trade.
London ; New Jersey : Zed Books, 1993
(OCoLC)647040945
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Barratt Brown
ISBN: 1856490734 9781856490733 1856490742 9781856490740
OCLC Number: 26806537
Description: 226 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Unfair Trade --
1. Introduction. Equal Exchange. Why a Third World? Campesinos of the Mexican Sierra Madre. Autonomy and Development. A Framework for Fair Trading. 2. The World Division of Labour in Historical Perspective. The Slave Trade. Colonial Rule. Free Trade. The Spread of Capitalism. 3. The Division of World Resources Between Rich and Poor. Population and Land. Food Imports and Exports. Enough Food But Badly Shared Out. Minerals and Industry. New Exchanges in World Trade. Trade and Development. 4. The World Market. One World, One Market. Unequal Exchange. The Holders of Big Capital. Uneven Development. 5. The Role of the Market. What Markets Do. The London Commodity Markets. Trading in Futures. 6. The Middlemen. Who Gets What? Producer Power. Trader Power. Financial Power. Consumer Power --
pt. 2. Making Trade Fairer. 7. Regulating the Market. Protection of the First World's Markets. Commodity Control Schemes between the World Wars. International Commodity Agreements after 1950. UNCTAD. 8. Aiding the Market. Why International Economic Aid? Who Benefits from Aid? Common Crisis: Common Interest? Multilateral Aid. Easing the Burden of Third World Debt. 9. Centrally Planned Trade. Planned Trade for Development. COMECON. Planned Trade in the Developed Capitalist First World. European Community Trade Planning. State Planning and the Transnationals in the Third World. 10. A Parallel Trading System. Barter and Countertrade. Multilateral Trade Deals. The Problem of Creditworthiness. Towards a New World Economic Order. A Trade Clearing Union. Computerized Clearances. 11. Alternative Trade: In and Against the Market. From Famine Relief to Economic Support. A Real Alternative. What Alternative Trade Organisations Do. Third World Networking. Alternative Trade Networks. An Alternative Trade Clearing Union. 12. What Can be Done Now? Green Consumerism. A Fair Trade Mark. A Consumers' Union. A Model of a Decentralised Economy. Consumer and Producer Unity --
Annexe: Alternative Trading Organisations.
Responsibility: Michael Barratt Brown.

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'A book full of originality which offers an alternative theory and an alternative programme to those currently being imposed on the weak by the strong.'Robin Murray, Institute of Development Studies, Read more...

 
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