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Babin, Nicholas. 2015. "The Coffee Crisis, Fair Trade, and Agroecological Transformation: Impacts on Land-Use Change in Costa Rica." Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems 39(1):99-129.

Bacon, Christofer M., V. Ernesto Méndez, Stephen R. Gliessman, Davod Goodman, and Jonathon A. Fox. 2008. Confronting the Coffee Crisis: Fair Trade, Sustainable Livlihoods and Ecosystems in Mexico and in Central America. MIT Press, Cambridge. [review by S. Lyon (PDF)]

Bacon, Christopher M. 2013. "Quality revolutions, solidarity networks, and sustainability innovations: Following Fair Trade coffee from Nicaragua to California." Journal of Political Ecology 20:98-115. [PDF]

Bhagwati, Jagdish. 1995. "Trade Liberalisation and 'Fair Trade' Demands: Addressing the Environmental and Labour Standards Issues." World Economy 18(6):745-759. [PDF

Bird, Kate and David R. Hughes. 1997. "Ethical Consumerism: The Case of 'Fairly-Traded' Coffee." Business Ethics 6(3):159-167. [PDF]

Chin-Sweeney, Patricia Jason Spindler. 2011. "The Future of Fair Trade…Is There One? If Fair Trade coffee quality doesn’t improve, the Direct Trade movement will quickly become a growing threat." (Blog) Stanford Social Innovation Review 6 June.

De Pelsmaker, Patrick, Liesbeth Driesen, and Glenn Rayp. 2003. "Are fair trade labels good business? Ethics and coffee buying intentions." Working paper, January 2003, Universiteit Gent. [PDF]

De Pelsmaker, Patrick, Liesbeth Driesen, and Glenn Rayp. 2005. "Do Consumers Care about Ethics? Willingness to Pay for Fair-Trade Coffee." The Journal of Consumer Affairs 39(2):363-385. [PDF

Ericson, Rose Benz. 2006. The Conscious Consumer: Promoting Economic Justice through Fair Trade, 4th Edition. Fair Trade Resource Network, Washington, D.C. [excerpts (PDF)]

Fisher, Eleanor and Hannah Sheppard. 2012. "Pushing the Boundaries of the Social: Private Agri-food Standards and the Governance of Fair Trade in European Public Procurement." International Journal of Sociology Agriculture and Food 20(1):31-49. [PDF]

Fridell, Gavin, Daniel Jaffee, and Laura Raynolds. 2009. "Dissecting the Boom: Is Fair Trade growing its way out of its roots?" Historical Materialism 17:237-299. 

Fridell, Gavin. 2007. Fair Trade Coffee: The Prospects and Pitfalls of Market-driven Social Justice. University of Toronto Press, Toronto.

Fridell, Mara, Ian Hudson, and Mark Hudson. 2008. "With Friends Like These: The Corporate Response to Fair Trade Coffee." Review of Radical Political Economics 40:8-34. [PDF]

Goodman, Jenn and Mark Camp. 2005. "So, You Want to Be a Fair Trader?" Cultural Survival Quarterly 29(3).

Haight. Colleen. 2011. "The Problem with Fair Trade Coffee." Stanford Social Innovation Review Summer. [see "Fair Trade: A Model for Sustainable Development" by P. Rice for an opposing view

Hainmueller, Jens, Michael J. Hiscox, and Sandra Sequeira. 2011. "Consumer Demand for the Fair Trade Label: Evidence from a Field Experiment." MIT. [PDF]

Hayes, Mark and Geoff Moore. 2005. "The Economics of Fair Trade: A Guide in Plain English." International Workshop on the Economics of Fair Trade, Northumbria University, Newcastle, U.K., 28 January.

Holt-Giménez, Eric, Ian Bailey, and Devon Sampson. 2007. "Fair to the Last Drop: The Corporate Challenges to Fair Trade Coffee." Development Report #17, Food First, Oakland. [PDF]

Howse, R. and M.J. Trebilcock. 1996. "The Fair Trade-Free Trade Debate: Trade, Labor, and the Environment." International Review of Law and Economics 16(1):61-79.

Irezabal, Alberto. 2011. "Bringing Fair Trade to Indigenous Farmers." COO, Bats'il Maya; Co-Founder, Capeltic. Podcast from the Social Innovation Conversations, Center for Social Innovation, Stanford University.

Jaffee, Daniel. 2007. Brewing Justice: Fair Trade Coffee, Sustainability, and Survival. University of California Press, Berkeley.

Jones, Kevin. 2008. "Why I Like Fair Trade… And What It Needs. Good Capital invests in socially responsible Adina." (Blog.) Stanford Social Innovation Review 2 December.

Le Mare, Ann. 2008. "The Impact of Fair Trade on Social and Economic Development: A Review of the Literature." Geography Compass 2(6):1922-1942.

  • "Abstract. This article explores the outcomes of Fair Trade for producers, artisans and their organisations. It asks the question, ‘what happens to people who are involved in Fair Trade?’, and reviews the case studies and empirical research conducted on Fair Trade for a range of products in different countries. The article is organised around important aspects of development which Fair Trade seeks to influence, including market relations, institutional development, economic development and reductions in poverty, social development, gender equity and sustainable development. The outcomes are diverse and complex, though, most studies found significant impact on social and economic aspects of development, contributing to the capacity to improve and diversify livelihoods. Fostering sustainable commercial organisations is an important contribution of Fair Trade networks. However, there appears to be less success in achieving gender equality and dealing with issues of importance to women. Both the enactment of partnership and the achievement of development goals require continuous commitment, a variety of strategies and cooperation with other actors, such as government and non-governmental organisations."

Lyon, Sarah and Mark Moberg (eds.). 2010. Fair Trade and Social Justice Global Ethnographies. New York University Press, New York. [review by Ian Hussey]

Lyon, Sarah, Josefina Aranda Bezaury, and Tad Mutersbaugh. 2010. "Gender Equity in Fairtrade–Organic Coffee Producer Organizations: Cases from Mesoamerica." GeoForum 41(1):93-103. [abstract

Lyon, Sarah. 2010. Coffee and Community: Maya Farmers and Fair-Trade Markets. University Press of Colorado, Boulder. [Introduction (PDF)] [review]

Murray, Douglas, Laura Raynolds, and Peter Taylor. 2003. One Cup at a Time: Poverty Alleviation and Fair Trade in Latin America. Fair Trade Research Group, Colorado State University. [PDF]

Oosterveer, Peter, Gabriëlle Rossing, Astrid Hendriksen, and Keete Voerman. 2014. "Mainstreaming fair trade: the role of retailers." Sustainability: Science, Practice, & Policy 10(2):4-13.  

Raynolds, Laura, Douglas Murray, and John Wilkinson. 2007. Fair Trade: The Challenges of Transforming Globalization. Taylor & Francis, London. [review (PDF)]

Rice, Paul. 2011. "Fair Trade: A Model for Sustainable Development. Fair Trade is a viable vehicle for producers to strengthen their positions and take more control over their lives." Stanford Social Innovation Review 23 January. [counterpoint to "The Problem with Fair Trade Coffee" by C. Haight] 

Rice, Robert A. 1999. "A Place Unbecoming: The Coffee Farm of Northern Latin America." Geographical Review 89(4):554-579.

Stiglitz, Joseph E. and Andrew Charlton. 2007. Fair Trade for All: How Trade Can Promote Development. Oxford University Press, New York. [review]

Taylor, Peter Leigh, Douglas L. Murray, and Laura T. Raynolds. 2005. "Keeping Trade Fair: Governance Challenges in the Fair Trade Coffee Initiative." Sustainable Development 13:199-208. [abstract]

Trentmann, Frank. 2007. "Before 'Fair Trade': Empire, Free Trade, and the Moral Economies of Food in the Modern World." Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 25:1079-1102.

Valkila, Joni. 2009. "Fair Trade Organic Coffee Production in Nicaragua—Sustainable Development or a Poverty Trap?" Ecological Economics 68(12):3018-3025. [abstract]

Wolpin, Miles. 1997. "Fair Trade Standards, Economic Well-being and Human Rights as Costs of Free Trade." International Journal of Peace Studies 2(1).

Woods, Ngaire, Jagdish Bhagwati, and Saugato Datta. 2010. "Fair trade. This house believes that making trade fairer is more important than making it freer." The Economist 4 May.

Yang, Shang-Ho, Wuyang Hu, Malvern Mupandawana, and Yun Liu. 2012. "Consumer Willingness to Pay for Fair Trade Coffee: A Chinese Case Study." Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics 44(1):21-34. [PDF]

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