Content with keyword: institutionalisation

SOBRIETES project on energy sufficiency

This research project is supported by Conseil régional Nord-Pas-Calais and ADEME (the French Agency for Environment and Energy Conservation). It involves 3 regional research centers: Ceraps (Lille 2), Clersé (Lille 1) and LSMRC (Lille 2). A network of institutional and civil society partners is associated to the project.

Beyong energy efficiency and renewables, ‘energy sufficiency’ can play an important role in achieving a ‘Factor 4’ reduction in fossil fuel consumption. This project aims at better understanding and collecting practices related to energy sufficiency in the French Nord Pas de Calais region.… >> continue reading

Demythicising Fair Trade in France: The History of an Ambiguous Project

Nil Özçağlar-Toulouse, Amina Béji-Bécheur, Matthieu Gateau, Philippe Robert-Demontrond. Paper published in Journal of Business Ethics, April 2010, Volume 92, Issue 2 Supplement, pp 205-216.

In France, Fair Trade arrived on the scene in the late twentieth century, and since then has passed through several experimental phases before becoming an enduring ‘‘realistic’’ economic alternative. To understand the transformation, this article defines Fair Trade as a social construct issues and tensions of which change depending on the point of entry.… >> continue reading

L’institutionnalisation du commerce équitable : l’émergence d’une législation relative à un commerce « différent »

Chapter written by Virginie Diaz Pedregal and Nil Özçağlar-Toulouse in Traduire nos responsabilités planétaires Recomposer nos paysages juridiques, a book edited by Christoph Eberhard (Fev. 2009, Ed. E. Bruyant).

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