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Constructing Private Governance: The Rise and Evolution of Forest, Coffee, and Fisheries Certification

Graeme Auld


Recent decades have witnessed the rise of social and environmental certification programs that are intended to promote responsible business practices. Consumers now encounter organic or fairtrade labels on a variety of products, implying such desirable benefits as improved environmental conditions or more equitable market transactions. But what do we know about the origins and development of the organizations behind these labels? This book examines forest, coffee, and fishery certification programs to reveal how the early decisions of programs on governance and standards affect the path along ... More

Keywords: business practices, fairtrade labels, organic labels, forest, coffee, fishery, certification programs, governance, standards

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780300190533
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: January 2015 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300190533.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Graeme Auld, author
Carleton University