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The political ethics of consumerism

Barnett, Clive; Clarke, Nick; Cloke, Paul and Malpass, Alice (2005). The political ethics of consumerism. Consumer Policy Review, 15(2) pp. 45–51.

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Abstract

This article draws on research into the development and growth of ethical consumption in the UK to suggest why consumerism and citizenship are not necessarily opposed practices. Consumer-oriented activism offers important pathways to political participation for ordinary people. The organisations involved in this field embed consumer-oriented activism in wider programs of mobilisation, activism, lobbying and campaigning, enrolling ordinary people in active political engagement.

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 0961-1134
Academic Unit/Department: Social Sciences > Geography
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG)
OpenSpace Research Centre (OSRC)
Item ID: 7143
Depositing User: Clive Barnett
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2007
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2010 05:43
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/7143
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