Frontiers of Commodity Chain Research, by Jennifer Bair introduces the interdisciplinary attraction of chain approaches for analyzing the financial, social, and political dimensions of international trade and production networks. Extending the frontiers of commodity chain research, this book contains unique work from major figures in sociology, historical past, geography, and labor studies.
Following a substantive evaluation of literature in the discipline, the gathering goes on to examine theoretical and methodological debates over the best way to conduct research on global commodity and worth chains, how power is exercised by way of these chains, and the way global financial activities are coordinated throughout space. The masterful introduction is adopted by multifaceted explorations of previous and vital new areas of the worldwide economy, from produce to electronics. The contributions are as theoretically thrilling because the implications are doleful.
Commodity chain analysis sheds mild on the political and ecological implications of financial globalization and on how activists in pursuit of social justice, workers’ rights, and environmental protection can use it. Frontiers of Commodity Chain Research, by Jennifer Bair represents the broad specter of research questions that may be asked and answered by way of chain-inspired pondering, tribute to the free use of the chain assemble with no disciplinary imperialism attached.
The result’s a wealthy and unusually coherent volume that demonstrates how commodity and value chain evaluation is informing contemporary analysis in a variety of fields. Jennifer Bair has introduced together a very stimulating assortment of theoretical and empirical essays on this highly vital strategy for understanding the immense changes occurring in the international economy. This must be a key book for researchers and coverage-makers alike.
Frontiers of Commodity Chain Research [Paperback]
Stanford University Press