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The fair trade scandal : marketing poverty to benefit the rich

Author: Ndongo Samba Sylla
Publisher: London : Pluto Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book takes aim at the Fair Trade consumer movement, whih many assume to be entirely benign. Through razor-sharp analysis based on insider knowledge, Ndongo S. Sylla reveals the gap between the rhetoric of Fair Trade and its practical results. Sylla shows empirically that Fair Trade excludes those who need it the most and that its benefits are essentially captured by the wealthiestgroups in the supply chain.  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ndongo Samba Sylla
ISBN: 9780745334257 0745334253 0745334245 9780745334240 9781783710133 1783710136
OCLC Number: 856976759
Language Note: Translated from the French. Translation of : Le scandale commerce équitable : le marketing de la pauvreté au service des riches.
Description: xii, 179 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Acknowledgements List of Acronyms and Abbreviations Introduction 1 On The Inequalities Of The International Trade System 2 The Fair Trade Universe 3 Controversies Around Fair Trade 4 Redeeming The Free Market As A Solution To Poverty: The Limitations Of The Fair Trade Economic Model 5 Looking For The Global Impact Of Fair Trade Conclusion Bibliography Appendices Index
Other Titles: Scandale commerce équitable.
Responsibility: Ndongo Samba Sylla ; translated by David Clément Leye.

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A provocative and deeply informative exploration of the Fair Trade phenomenon, suitable for specialists and non-specialists alike.  Read more...

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'After reading his book, the next cup of fair-trade coffee will not taste quite so good.' -- Economist 'I strongly recommend this book to all those who are unsure of whether Fair Trade deserves to be Read more...

 
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