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Posts Tagged ‘social justice’

labour and legitimacy

05.24.2010 · Posted in Uncategorized

i’m happy to see my paper “reciprocity, recognition and labor value” published in the journal of social philosophy this spring.  i’ve written a first version back in 2001 when it was commonly understood that there is no more link between work and capitalism’s legitimacy. now that casino capitalism imploded (a bit) and the electorate is ...

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… not being able to consume back

11.06.2009 · Posted in Uncategorized

this is an illustration to be read in conjunction with the conclusion of my last post here. i’ve just come across an old Mirror article which Bob Doherty and Sophi Tranchel highlight in their article “Radical Mainstreaming” (in Equal Opportunities International – you need a subscription to access this). the article is from 5th November ...

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fair trade and critical research: what role for academic comment?

11.02.2009 · Posted in sociology

[This is a talk I have given at a Great Western Research Sustainability Seminar, 2nd November 2009] In the UK, fair trade has been around for at least thirty years now – but it was only in the late 1990s that it became an object for academic reflection. And it was only in the 2000s ...

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fairtrade: internationalism by supermarket?

10.14.2009 · Posted in consumer culture, fair trade, social justice

[this is an opinion piece i’ve written for e-IR] The idea of fairtrade is, at first glance, a paradoxical one. Observing that the capitalist world market works to the disfavour of producers in the Third World, left wing and Christian campaigners from the 1970s onwards tried to use this unfair market to establish equitable North-South ...

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