- Project Dates: From January 2010 to June 2012
- Project Leader: Dr Cheryl McEwan; Dr Alex Hughes
- Sponsors: The Leverhulme Trust
This research advances knowledge of ethical production within the global economy through three innovative interventions. The first brings cultural concepts into analysis of ethical production. The second explores the relevance of environmental issues to ethical production. The third asserts the significance of place to these cultural and environmental dynamics and their impacts. This synthesized approach broadens analysis of global production beyond traditional modes of economic inquiry and is demanded by a landscape of production where the politics of development, community and conservation converge. The research investigates two South African case studies - dried fruit farming and cut flower harvesting.