Fair Global Trade: A Perspective from Africa

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Part of the The International Society of Business, Economics, and Ethics Book Series book series (ISBEE, volume 1)

Abstract

Section 6.1 (the introduction) comprises (Section 6.1.1) a brief statement on the limitations of the exposition below, followed by (Section 6.1.2) a short explanation of “Africa”, the African Union, and the urgent socio-economic development needs of the continent.

Section 6.2 focuses on the historical background to Africa’s current position in the global economy with reference to (Section 6.2.1) the slave trade; (Section 6.2.2) colonialism and post-colonial misrule; and (Section 6.2.3) the shaping of the monetary system within which current trade negotiations occur.

Section 6.3 is an outline of the core expectations that Africa has of the WTO and the current “Development Round” of trade negotiations, followed by Section 6.4, a discussion of “special and differential treatment” and Section 6.5, consisting of concluding remarks on the value of ubuntu for life in a global village.

Keywords

Fair Trade Trade Liberalization Slave Trade Trade Negotiation African Union 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Nelson Mandela University Business SchoolPort ElizabethSouth Africa

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