Beyond Free Trade

Alternative Approaches to Trade, Politics and Power

  • Kate Ervine
  • Gavin Fridell

Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction: Beyond Free Trade

    1. Kate Ervine, Gavin Fridell
      Pages 1-13
  3. Historicizing Trade

  4. Politicizing Trade: Shifting Alliances and New Trends

  5. Trading for Change?

  6. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 285-285
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 297-305

About this book


The world of trade is changing rapidly, from the 'rise of the South' to the growth of unconventional projects like fair trade and carbon trading. Beyond Free Trade advances alternative ways for understanding these new dynamics, based on historical, political, or sociological methods that go beyond the limitations of conventional trade economics.


Trade and development world trade trade policy trade politics free trade fair trade global political economy world systems theory global value chains new extractivism new regionalism South-South trade trade and food trade and labour Fair Trade growth methods production

Editors and affiliations

  • Kate Ervine
    • 1
  • Gavin Fridell
    • 2
  1. 1.Saint Mary’s UniversityCanada
  2. 2.Saint Mary’s UniversityCanada

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