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