International Development Studies Program
“Alternative Trade: Critical Approaches and New Directions in Trade and Development”
The IDS program and the Canada Research Chair in International Development Studies at Saint Mary's University held an Alternative Trade workshop on November 1 & 2, 2013, organized by Dr. Gavin Fridell, Dr. Henry Veltmeyer, and Dr. Kate Ervine. Experts from around the world discussed everything from fair trade to carbon trading, the rise of Asia to the vulnerability of small states. Videos of the presentations, most around 12-15 minutes, are available below. For the complete schedule, see here.
KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Walden Bello:The Battle for Food Sovereignty In the Philippines-Lessons for the Global South
SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR REPORT: Kari Polanyi Levitt
BOOK LAUNCH: Gavin Fridell (2013) Alternative Trade: Legacies for the Future. Fernwood: Halifax.
NEW DYNAMICS OF NORTH-SOUTH RELATIONS
Liam Campling: Development Anomalies or Commercial Policies? The Class Dynamics of EU-Africa Fisheries Trade Relations
Norman Girvan: Free Trade Agreements: European 'Economic Partnership Agreements' as models of asymmetrical neoliberal integration: The Case of the Caribbean
Mark Moberg: Can Shopping Change the World?
Raúl Delgado Wise: The reshaping of Mexico-US trade under NAFTA: new imperialism, labor exportation and unequal exchange
NORTH-SOUTH RELATIONS AND THE NEW EXTRACTIVISM
Ricardo Grinspun: New Extractivism, Environmental Governance and Regulatory Intervention: The Case of Canadian Mining Investment in Argentina
David Martin: We All Bleed Gold": Extractivism in México, Guatemala, Colombia, and Perú
Henry Veltmeyer: The New Extractivism and Alternative Trade Regimes: The Perils of a Primary Commodity Exports Strategy
Anna Zalik: Trading on the Offshore: Territorialization and the Ocean Grab in the International Seabed
BEYOND TRADE ECONOMICS
Manfred Bienefeld: Comparative Advantage: A Poisonous Fallacy of Decomposition”
Kate Ervine: Trading Carbon: Offsets, Human Rights, and Environmental Regulation
Nicola Phillips: Forced Labour, Child Labour, Human Trafficking: Explaining the Resilience of the Worst Forms of Labour Exploitation in Global Trade and Production
Martin Hart-Landsberg: Capitalist Globalization and its Consequences
NEW APPROACHES TO TRADE & FOOD
Matias Margulis: The terms of international trade in agriculture: What trade system for the end of cheap food?
John Talbot: Food Regimes and Food Import Dependency: An Analysis of Jamaica’s Food Imports, 1950-2000
Christina Sayers: The Interest of Sustainable Quality: A look at Starbucks C.A.F.E practices
Steven Topik: From the Tree to the Futures Market, the Historical Process of Coffee Commodification, 1500-today
NEW DYNAMICS IN SOUTH-SOUTH TRADE & COOPERATION
Paul Bowles: China and Regional FTAs: Encircling or Encircled?
Gavin Fridell: On the Margins of the Rising South: The Case of South-South Cooperation in the Caribbean
Cecilia Green: The New Chinese Presence in the Caribbean: Making Sense of It”
Kristen Hopewell: The Rise of New Developing Country Powers and the Crisis of Neoliberalism at the WTO
Ruth Felder: South American post-neoliberalism and external restrictions: The case of Argentina (2003-2013)
Support for the workshop is gratefully acknowledged from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Canada Research Chair in International Development Studies, Fernwood Publishing, and the President’s Office, the Faculty of Graduate Studies, and the International Development Studies Program at Saint Mary’s University. Special thanks to Arturo Ezquerro-Canete, Eduardo Hernandez-Salazar, Rylan Higgins, Caela O’Connell, Joseph Tharamangalam.