What will the future of international trade look like?
- Free trade?
- possiblity for deglobalization? Movements in this direction - fair trade network, ALBA?
- Free trade will continue to persevere but the image is dented --> many groups now protest it (environmental, womens rights, indigenous, ect)
- do we need to deglobalize? - eliminate the power of the World Bank, IMF, WTO and create a new system of global economic governance
- Movements in this direction ... ex: fair trade network - connects small farmers, workers, and craftspeople in the South with organizations and consumers inthe North through "fair trade" rules and priciples
ALBA (see chapter 6) - one of the more successful and promising movements but it faces an uphill policical battle for "power"
"both free and fair trade should be the extent to which they promote and enhance human development for the poorest people in the South. International trade should be merely a means to this end"