Review from ROAPE Volume 20 Number 57
Africa and World Trade (Barratt Brown/Tiffin); Fair Trade


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Short Change: Africa and World Trade by Michael Barratt Brown and Pauline Tiffin; Fair Trade: Reform and Realities in the International Trading System by Michael Baratt Brown
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Vol.20 No.57 (July 1993), pp118-119
The role of the ‘imperialism of free trade’ in deepening and reproducing poverty in the South - especially in Africa - is at last beginning to get the press that it merits. The last issue reviewed Belinda Coote's The Trade Trap and Kevin Watson's Fixing the Rules. Now come two further excellent books, advancing our understanding of how the trap was sprung, and laying the basis for strategies to escape.