Gavin Fridell

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Gavin Fridell "received his Ph.D. in Political Science from York University in 2005 after receiving an MA in World History (1998) and a Bachelor of Environmental Design (1996) from the University of Manitoba. His areas of interest include global political economy, international trade and development, fair trade, global value chains, global governance, the politics of Latin America and the Global South, development theory, world history and North-South relations." [1]


  • 2007. Fair Trade Coffee: The Prospects and Pitfalls of Market-Driven Social Justice (University of Toronto Press: Toronto)


  • Forthcoming. “Coffee and Commodity Fetishism,” in Power and Everyday Practices, D. Brock, R. Raby, and M. Thomas, eds., Toronto: Nelson.
  • 2010 (Forthcoming). “Fair Trade, Free Trade, and the State,” New Political Economy 15:2.
  • 2009. “The Cooperative and the Corporation: Competing Visions of the Future of Fair Trade” Journal of Business Ethics 86, p. 81-95.
  • 2009. “Free Trade and Fair Trade,” in Introduction to International Development Studies: Approaches, Actors and Issues, P. Haslam, J. Schafer, and P. Beaudet, eds., Don Mills, ON: Oxford University Press Canada, p. 271-286.
  • 2007. “Fair Trade Coffee and Commodity Fetishism: The Limits of Market-Driven Social Justice,” Historical Materialism 15: 4, p. 79-104.
  • 2006. “Fair Trade and Neoliberalism: Assessing Emerging Perspectives,” Latin American Perspectives 33: 6 (November), p. 8-28.
  • 2006. “Comercio justo, neoliberalismo, y desarrollo rural: Una valoración histórica,” [Fair Trade, Neoliberalism, and Rural Development: An Historical Assessment], ÍCONOS 10: 1, journal of the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (FLACSO) in Ecuador.
  • 2006. “Fair Trade and the International Moral Economy: Within and Against the Market,” in Global Citizenship and Environmental Justice, T. Shallcross and J. Robinson, eds., Amsterdam: Rodopi, p. 81-94.
  • 2004. “The Fair Trade Network in Historical Perspective,” Canadian Journal of Development Studies 25: 3, p. 411-428.

[Republished in Crosscurrents: International Development, 1st ed., Mark Charlton (ed.), Scarborough, ON: Nelson, 2008]

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  1. Gavin Fridell, Trent University, accessed November 4, 2009.