Trade justice and development: the case of Oxfam

Craig Berry

in Globalisation and Ideology in Britain

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print April 2011 | ISBN: 9780719084881
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781701850 | DOI:
Trade justice and development: the case of Oxfam

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This chapter notes that Oxfam occupies an ostensibly intellectual territory but has been chosen here precisely because it upholds the importance of transnational political action, and because its core campaigning focus is on international trade rules. Related to this, Oxfam appears to maintain a stronger commitment to Kantian or cosmopolitan values than other cases. One of this chapter's main concerns is whether it is possible to support, and provide legitimacy for, the contemporary world trade regime without straying into the intellectual territory of neoliberalism.

Keywords: transnational political action; international trade rules; Kantian values; cosmopolitan values; neoliberalism

Chapter.  8850 words. 

Subjects: UK Politics

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