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The 'Latte Revolution'? Regulation, Markets and Consumption in the Global Coffee Chain
Abstract Coffee is a truly global commodity and a major foreign exchange earner in many developing countries. The global coffee chain has changed dramatically as a result of deregulation, newExpand
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The Coffee Paradox: Global Markets, Commodity Trade and the Elusive Promise of Development
Presentation de l'editeur : Can developing countries trade their way out of poverty? International trade has grown dramatically in the last two decades in the global economy, and trade is anExpand
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Integrating Poverty and Environmental Concerns into Value-Chain Analysis: A Conceptual Framework
Many policy prescriptions emphasise poverty reduction through closer integration of poor people or areas with global markets. Global value chain (GVC) studies reveal how firms and farms in developingExpand
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Which Way is "Up" in Upgrading? Trajectories of Change in the Value Chain for South African Wine
Summary Global Value Chain (GVC) analysis uses the concept of upgrading to highlight paths for developing country firms to "move up the value chain," usually through the lenses of fourExpand
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Greener than Thou: The Political Economy of Fish Ecolabeling and Its Local Manifestations in South Africa
Summary Developing country governments and industries have been reluctant to support ecolabels, fearing their potentially protectionist effects. This reluctance has been countered by internationalExpand
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Explaining governance in global value chains: A modular theory-building effort
ABSTRACT In this article, we review the evolution and current status of global value chain (GVC) governance theory and take some initial steps toward a broader theory of governance through anExpand
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The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and the Making of a Market for ‘Sustainable Fish’
Market‐based instruments of fishery governance have been promoted in the past two decades on the basis of two widespread expectations: that complying with sustainability standards will lead toExpand
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Brewing a Bitter Cup? Deregulation, Quality and the Re‐organization of Coffee Marketing in East Africa
To what extent is global economic change mediated by national-level policies? Are global corporations adopting the same strategies in different countries or do they address varying localExpand
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Standards as a new form of social contract? Sustainability initiatives in the coffee industry
Abstract In the former age of national capitalism, the achievement of market fairness was embedded in a normative framework generated by government, labor unions, and perhaps religious authority. InExpand
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Integrating Poverty and Environmental Concerns into Value-Chain Analysis: A Strategic Framework and Practical Guide
This article aims to guide the design and implementation of action-research projects in value-chain analysis by presenting a strategic framework focused on small producers and trading and processingExpand
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