Problematizing Choice: Responsible consumers and sceptical citizens

Malpass, A.; Barnett, C.; Clarke, N. and Cloke, P. (2007). Problematizing Choice: Responsible consumers and sceptical citizens. In: Bevir, Mark and Trentmann, Frank eds. Governance, Consumers and Citizens: Agency and Resistance in Contemporary Politics. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave MacMillan, pp. 231–256.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230591363_10

URL: http://www.palgrave.com/products/title.aspx?PID=27...

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About the book: Governance, Consumers and Citizens is the first book to bring together a study of governance with consumption, examining the changing place of the consumer as citizen in recent trends in governance, the tensions between competing ideas and practices of consumerism and the active role consumers play in the construction and practice of governance.
Radically pushing forward the debate on consumers and governance, this collection outlines new conceptions and posits new policy agendas. Bringing together international experts from political science, history, geography, social policy and media studies, this study shows how governance and consumption are intertwined in crucial aspects of public policy and contemporary politics.

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