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The ethics and politics of Fair Trade

Bislimi, Naser LU (2011) SIMT27 20111
Department of Communication and Media
Master of Science in Development Studies
Graduate School
Abstract
Fair Trade has noticed a new form of involvement for the public and the private sphere in relation to consumption. The aim of this study is to explore ethical consumption in relation to Fair Trade as well as the political aspect of it which has been relevant for supporting global causes and a form of citizen participation. The data collected for the study are an in-depth semi-structured interviews with twelve actors such as municipalities, non-governmental organizations and private businesses, in the cities of Lund and Malmo, in southern Sweden. The aim was to identify, describe and analyze the different actors involved with Fair Trade at the local level, the role of ethical consumer and the communication practices and the role of media.... (More)
Fair Trade has noticed a new form of involvement for the public and the private sphere in relation to consumption. The aim of this study is to explore ethical consumption in relation to Fair Trade as well as the political aspect of it which has been relevant for supporting global causes and a form of citizen participation. The data collected for the study are an in-depth semi-structured interviews with twelve actors such as municipalities, non-governmental organizations and private businesses, in the cities of Lund and Malmo, in southern Sweden. The aim was to identify, describe and analyze the different actors involved with Fair Trade at the local level, the role of ethical consumer and the communication practices and the role of media. The findings suggest that ethical consumption is an arena for various actors, as individuals or groups, to engage in conventional forms of politics and influence outside traditional political arenas. (Less)
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author
Bislimi, Naser LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
A study on Fair Trade public and private actors in Lund and Malmo
course
SIMT27 20111
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Fair Trade, ethical consumption, political consumerism, subpolitics, Lund, Malmo.
language
English
id
2155786
date added to LUP
2011-09-20 09:10:38
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  abstract     = {Fair Trade has noticed a new form of involvement for the public and the private sphere in relation to consumption. The aim of this study is to explore ethical consumption in relation to Fair Trade as well as the political aspect of it which has been relevant for supporting global causes and a form of citizen participation. The data collected for the study are an in-depth semi-structured interviews with twelve actors such as municipalities, non-governmental organizations and private businesses, in the cities of Lund and Malmo, in southern Sweden. The aim was to identify, describe and analyze the different actors involved with Fair Trade at the local level, the role of ethical consumer and the communication practices and the role of media. The findings suggest that ethical consumption is an arena for various actors, as individuals or groups, to engage in conventional forms of politics and influence outside traditional political arenas.},
  author       = {Bislimi, Naser},
  keyword      = {Fair Trade,ethical consumption,political consumerism,subpolitics,Lund,Malmo.},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The ethics and politics of Fair Trade},
  year         = {2011},
}