Ransom, David – Fair tradeAutor v knize podává hutný a jednoduše strukturovaný přehled tematiky fair trade doplněný o praktické příklady. Analyzuje hnutí fair trade bez zamlčování jeho současných rozporů a na základě svých zkušeností navrhuje i reálná řešení těchto problémů. Publikace líčí životní osudy farmářů napojených jak na tradiční systém velkých nadnárodních firem, tak na systém fair trade. Příběhy farmářů získané v terénu doplňují statistické informace, grafy a analýzy.
Kniha představuje dobrý úvod do problematiky; na českém knižním trhu je průkopnickým počinem a alespoň zčásti zaplní mezeru, která u nás v této oblasti existuje.
Z angličtiny přeložil Daniel Hrabina, kniha vyšla v nakladatelství Doplněk.
DeCarlo, Jacqueline – Fair TradeOneworld, Oxford, 2007
The European Union and United States pay fourteen billion dollars a year inllegal agricultural subsidies. In textiles and agriculture, where developing world countries have a natural economic advantage, they are effectively riced out of the market, with devastating consequences for millions of people. Grounded in the inspiring power of Fair Trade as a positive alternative to poverty, environmental destruction, and human exploitation, his enlightening book explains how we can make a difference. With comprehensive coverage of Fair Trade principles, exploration of why Fairrade is such a powerful economic and social justice tool, and methods for participation in Fair Trade at home and in society, it will empower the reader to tackle a key source of global injustice. Generating opportunities for self-reflection, and providing guideposts for new directions in personal consumption and civic participation, \"Fair Trade: A Beginner\'s Guide\" is informative and inspiring.
Litvinoff, M., Madeley, J. – 50 reasons to buy Fair tradePluto press, 2007
This is a popular book about a key subject for liberally minded people every where. FT is a rapidly developing area of commerce and this book is intended to spur it on. It is presented with a highly accessible format, with short informative chapters. Fair Trade is a growing global movement. A huge range of Fair Trade good are now available in the shops. Why is Fair Trade so important? This book provides 50 reasons why everyone should buy fair trade. It\'s an inspiring account of how every consumer can play a part in saving lives and improving the way global trade operates. Did you know that buying Fair Trade: helps erradicate sweatshops; helps end child labour; helps end the debt burden on developing countries; ensures small-scale farmers can earn a living wage; and, supports and protects the environment. This book provides a critical guide to international trade and shows that Fair Trade presents a realistic and positive alternative for farmers and producers in developing countries. By improving schools, healthcare and working conditions, the Fair Trade movement has already saved lives and empowered whole communities. This book shows how every consumer can help make a difference in the fight to end poverty and inequality.
Miller, Debra – Current Controversies/ Fair TradeGreenhaven Press, 2010
Presents a collection of essays regarding worldwide fair trade practices, including if it is a beneficial policy, if it is compatible with free trade, and how the fair trade system can be improved.
Lamb, Harriet – Fighting the banana wars and other Fairtrade battlesRider, 2009
It started very small and full of hope. But its daring campaigns have placed Fairtrade goods at the heart of the supermarket shelves. From bananas and coffee beans to cotton and chocolate, Fairtrade has grown to become an important global movement that has revolutionised the way we shop.
As Harriet Lamb, Director of the Fairtrade Foundation, explains in this fascinating story, Fairtrade is about a better deal for workers and famers in the developing world. It\'s about making sure the food on our plates, and shirts on our backs, don\'t rob people in other countries of the means to feed or clothe themselves. She explores the journey, through an often unjust system, that Fairtrade items make from farm to consumer. And she uncovers the shocking cost of our demand for cheaper food.
There is much still to be done. But by hard work and high ideals, Fairtrade is starting to transform the lives of over 7 million farmers, workers and their families, and is a powerful symbol of how extraordinary change can be achieved against all the odds - by us all.
Ransom, David – The no-nonsense guide to Fair tradeNew Internationalist, 2006
Meeting the people who grow our bananas and cocoa and make our clothes, this No-Nonsense Guide to Fair Trade tells the human story behind what we consume. Examin-ing the global contest between “free” and “fair” trade, David Ransom argues that the key question is not whether trade should be regulated or deregulated, but whether it is to be the master or servant of the people.
And as fair trade products are being turned into brands by large corporations, a new contest opens — it is no longer just a question of fair versus free, but what kind of fair trade.