Fair Trade phenomenon - limits of neoclassical and chances of heterodox economics
|Tytuł||Fair Trade phenomenon - limits of neoclassical and chances of heterodox economics|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2019|
|Authors||Magdalena Śliwińska, & Horodecka A.|
|Journal||Studia z Polityki Publicznej|
|Słowa kluczowe||current heterodox approaches, Fair Trade, feminist economics, heterodox economics, neoclassical economics, poverty, social economics|
Contemporary research exploring the Fair Trade movement does not provide a clear
answer whether the overall impact of Fair Trade is positive or negative and what are the
real motives of Fair Trade consumers. In the paper we investigate whether the assump
tions of selected heterodox schools (feminist, ecological and humanist) fit better to the
reality of the Fair Trade movement than those of the neoclassical theory. Although ‘bet
ter fitness’ does not necessarily mean ‘better explanation’, the mismatch with reality may
constitute an obstacle in identifying a crucial aspect of the researched phenomenon (i.e.
Fair Trade), harming explanation of its existence and development.