When the health emergency comes to an end we may be left with a global economy even more dependent on militarised accumulation than before the virus hit, and with the threat that the ruling groups will turn to war.
This article attempts to move beyond totalising cynicism, as well as unbridled optimism, towards a more nuanced understanding of fair trade. I explore the contradictions and paradoxes of using consumer practices to build bridges of socio-economic solidarity across core and periphery. More specifically, I want to determine how fair-trade discourse constructs understandings of development, consumerism, and global justice.
Guy Rundle Pollyanna politics and global social movements