From the Slave Trade to “Free” Trade
“Can trade in the era of globalisation be ‘fair’ or ‘just’?
Drawing on lessons from the slave trade and studies of the international finance institutions, these essays provide insights into how free trade policies have a profoundly negative impact on the rights of communities, environmental sustainability and the development of democracy in Africa.”
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Firoze Manji is the director of Fahamu and editor of Pambazuka News. He has more than 30 years of experience in international development, health and human rights. He is a member of the editorial board of Development in Practice.
Update: The Myth of Free Trade