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About Ben Richardson

Ben Richardson is Associate Professor in International Political Economy in the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick. He researches the governance of primary commodities (sugar, palm oil, biofuels) through certification schemes, trade agreements and state regulation.

Articles by Ben Richardson

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Alex Sakalis, Editor

Alex Sakalis is associate editor of openDemocracy and co-edits the Can Europe Make It? page.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Still slaving over sugar

Despite the many 19th century acts declaring the emancipation of the enslaved, there are still practices in sugar production that need to be abolished. Is mechanisation the answer?

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