Towards a Fair Global Economic Regime?

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dc.contributor.author Staricco, Juan Ignacio
dc.date.accessioned 2015-11-27T13:23:57Z
dc.date.available 2015-11-27T13:23:57Z
dc.date.issued 2015-11-27
dc.identifier.isbn 9788793339583
dc.identifier.isbn 9788793339590
dc.identifier.issn 0906-6934
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10398/9226
dc.description.abstract This dissertation offers an assessment of Fair Trade’s transformative potential through an empirical examination of the case of Fair Trade wine produced in Argentina and consumed in the United Kingdom. Guided by a dialectical understanding of the research process, the analysis is done at various levels of generality, offering both case-specific and universal arguments about the Fair Trade system as a whole. Theoretically, the dissertation develops a regulationist framework based on a critical engagement with the French Regulation Approach and the Amsterdam Project in International Political Economy. The proposed analysis of Fair Trade as a ‘mode of regulation’ makes possible: (i) an examination of specific ways in which this initiative institutionalizes key socioeconomic relations, (ii) a comparison of Fair Trade with the ‘conventional’ economy and (iii) a discussion of its concrete effects. The further exploration of Fair Trade’s political and ideological dimensions sheds light on the reasons behind the system’s current limitations. The analysis shows that Fair Trade offers very limited improvements compared to the conventional economy. Additionally, for the Argentinean wine industry, Fair Trade further marginalizes the most vulnerable groups. These findings, it is argued, are a consequence of Fair Trade’s acritical acceptance of the main capitalist contradictions, which importantly limit the transformative aspirations of its supporters. en_US
dc.format.extent 366 en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries PhD Series;38.2015
dc.title Towards a Fair Global Economic Regime? en_US
dc.type phd en_US
dc.contributor.corporation Copenhagen Business School. CBS en_US
dc.contributor.department Department of Business and Politics en_US
dc.contributor.departmentshort DBP en_US
dc.contributor.departmentuk Department of Business and Politics en_US
dc.contributor.departmentukshort DBP en_US
dc.publisher.city Frederiksberg en_US
dc.publisher.year 2015 en_US
dc.title.subtitle A critical assessment of Fair Trade through the examination of the Argentinean wine industry en_US


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