The Politics of Global Supply Chains

The Politics of Global Supply Chains

by Kate MacDonald

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ISBN-13: 9780745661711
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 12/31/2013
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 1,206,939
Product dimensions: 10.90(w) x 7.30(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Kate Macdonald is Lecturer in the Political and Social Sciences at the University of Melbourne.

Table of Contents

Acronyms vii

Acknowledgements xi

Introduction: The Politics of Global Supply Chains 1

1 Power and Governance in Garment Supply Chains 18

2 The Emergence of Non-State Governance: Anti-SweatshopCampaigns 44

3 The Private Sector Response: Codes of Conduct 71

4 Dispersed Power Within Coffee Supply Chains 87

5 The Transformative Challenge: Fair Trade as an‘Alternative’ Institutional Model 103

6 Starbucks CAFÉ Practices: The ‘Responsible’Corporation Responds 129

7 Interaction Between Initiatives: Diffusing Change Beyond‘Niche’ Supply Chains 147

8 Lessons and Synthesis: Power, Responsibility and GovernanceBeyond the State 165

Conclusion: Ongoing Political Contests in Global Supply Chains191

Notes 194

References 222

Index 245

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