Towards a Fair Global Economic Regime? A Critical Assessment of Fair Trade through the Examination of the Argentinean Wine Industry

Juan Ignacio Staricco

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    Afhandlingen vurderer Fair Trades transformative potentiale gennem et empirisk casestudie af Fair Trade-vin produceret i Argentina og konsumeret i Storbritannien. Analysen bygger på en dialektisk forståelse af forskningsprocessen, hvorfor analyserne er gennemført på forskellige niveauer af generalisering, således at der udvikles både case-specifikke og universelle argumenter om Fair Trade-systemet som helhed. Teoretisk udvikles der i afhandlingen en regulationistisk begrebsramme på grundlag af et kritisk engagement med den franske reguleringsskole og ”The Amsterdam Project in International Political Economy”. Den foreslåede analyse af Fair Trade som en ’mode of regulation’ – en særlig form for regulering – muliggør: (i) en undersøgelse af de specifikke måder, hvorpå dette initiativ institutionaliserer centrale socioøkonomiske relationer, (ii) en sammenligning med den "konventionelle" økonomi og (iii) en diskussion af dets konkrete virkninger. Den videre udforskning af Fair Trades politiske og ideologiske dimensioner kaster lys over årsagerne til systemets nuværende begrænsninger. Analysen viser, at Fair Trade tilbyder meget begrænsede forbedringer i forhold til den konventionelle økonomi. I den argentinske vinindustris tilfælde viser det sig desuden, at Fair Trade yderligere marginaliserer de mest udsatte grupper. Der argumenteres for, at disse resultater er en konsekvens af Fair Trades ukritiske accept af kapitalismens grundlæggende modsætninger, som i centrale henseender begrænser reguleringsmetodens tilhængeres transformative aspirationer.
    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    Udgivelses stedFrederiksberg
    ForlagCopenhagen Business School [Phd]
    Antal sider366
    ISBN (Trykt)9788793339583
    ISBN (Elektronisk)9788793339590
    StatusUdgivet - 2015
    NavnPhD series
    Nummer38.2015
    ISSN0906-6934

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    Staricco, J. I. (2015). Towards a Fair Global Economic Regime? A Critical Assessment of Fair Trade through the Examination of the Argentinean Wine Industry. Frederiksberg: Copenhagen Business School [Phd]. PhD series, Nr. 38.2015
    Staricco, Juan Ignacio. / Towards a Fair Global Economic Regime? A Critical Assessment of Fair Trade through the Examination of the Argentinean Wine Industry. Frederiksberg : Copenhagen Business School [Phd], 2015. 366 s. (PhD series; Nr. 38.2015).
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