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About Daniel Jaffee

My research examines the effects of economic globalization and neoliberal policies on social and environmental conditions for rural communities, both in the global South (particularly Latin America) and the global North.  I have two principal research projects. The first focses on the international fair trade system as an alternative model of economic exchange, examining the benefits and limitations of participation in fair trade markets for peasant commodity producers, as well as the contested politics of corporate involvement in fair trade certification and other standards-based systems. Second, I examine the dynamics of commodification of resources traditionally conceptualized as public goods, particularly drinking water.  My current work explores several sites of contestation over bottled water extraction and consumption in the U.S., Mexico, and Canada.  Additional interests include social movements around sustainable agriculture and resource use in both North and South, and the effect of global trade/investment rules on environmental protection and regulation.

Positions

Present Associate Professor, Portland State University Sociology
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Books (2)

Journal Articles (11)

Book Chapters (3)

Other publications (2)