Center for Fair & Alternative Trade

Colorado State University


The Handbook of Research on Fair Trade (2015), L. Raynolds & E. Bennett (Eds). The first of its kind, this volume brings together 43 of the world’s foremost fair trade scholars from across the social sciences to synthesize existing research, evaluate key debates and identify critical questions. To order... Hardback... | E-book...

Fair Trade: Social Regulation in Global Food Markets (2012): One of the journal’s top 15 most downloaded articles.

Mainstreaming Fair Trade Coffee: From Partnership to Traceability (2009): The journal’s 5th most cited article, over 150 citations.

Fair Trade: The Challenges of Transforming Globalization (2007): Editors L. Raynolds, D. Murray, and J. Wilkinson provide the bestselling analysis of Fair Trade. To order...

The Globalization of Organic Agro-Food Networks (2004): This highly influential article has been cited over 350 times.

One Cup at a Time: Poverty Alleviation through Fair Trade in Latin America (2003): This report and related case studies assess Fair Trade’s impacts on coffee producers…

Consumer/Producer Links in Fair Trade Coffee Networks (2002): In the journal's top five most read articles, cited by over 400.

Re-embedding Global Agriculture: the International Organic and Fair Trade Movements (2000): The journal's most downloaded article, cited over 450 times.


Recent Publications:

Long, Michael A. & Douglas L. Murray. "Consumer Convergence and Collective Motivations for Purchasing Ethical Products." Research in Rural Sociology and Development 21:185-207, 2014.

Raynolds, Laura T. “Fairtrade, Certification, and Labor: Global and Local Tensions in Improving Conditions for Agricultural Workers.” Agriculture and Human Values 31 (3): 499-511, 2014.

Raynolds, Laura T., Michael Long, & Douglas Murray “Regulating Corporate Responsibility in the American Market: A Comparative Analysis of Voluntary Certifications.” Competition & Change 18 (2): 89-108, 2014.

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