Tourism and transparency: navigating ethical risks in volunteerism with Fair Trade Learning

Hartman, Eric, Paris, Cody Morris ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0339-2471 and Blanche-Cohen, brandon (2012) Tourism and transparency: navigating ethical risks in volunteerism with Fair Trade Learning. Africa Insight, 42 (2) . pp. 157-168. [Article] (doi:10.10520/EJC129879)

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Abstract

The international volunteer and academic service-learning market is expanding rapidly, despite critics’ assertions regarding the dangers of development amateurism. We provide a framing of growth and concerns in the sector, along with an explanation of emerging best practices. We elucidate through four cases – two that illuminate extremes in partnership potential and two African cases that illustrate the challenges involved in implementing an ideal partnership type termed Fair Trade Learning (FTL). We conclude with a call for increased transparency in the international volunteer sector. We offer this article as an initial consideration of a current change process that is integrating increasing community voice, economic power and iterative feedback in international service programming

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Research Areas: A. > Business School
Item ID: 35680
Depositing User: Cody Paris
Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2022 15:39
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2022 00:26
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/35680

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