Tag Archives: Ethiopia

A weak evaluation of fair trade but a few useful lessons…

A hatchet job, but… This neoliberal ‘evaluation’ of fair trade production in East Africa identifies problems with child labour and other forms of hierarchical abuse within cooperatives and poor communities. As well as the tendency of NGO and social business intermediaries and managers to capture a larger share of the surplus than they deserve. Only […]

Development aid in struggles for world order: Czechoslovak foreign aid during the Cold War

  My PhD thesis reconstructs the history of Czechoslovak foreign aid 1948-1989, based on published and unpublished documents of the period. I propose a periodization rooted in the global class struggle and the internal dynamics of the Soviet commonwealth, within a historical sociological framework of uneven and combined development.     Czechoslovakia was the USSR’s […]