The Politics of Ethical Consumption
AbstractEthical consumption as a political project is often rejected because it is considered too individualized to achieve a collective consciousness; companies simply take avoiding action; it is immoral for corporations to respond -unless it is clearly profitable for them to do so or that ownership of all resources would be a preferable way to ensure environmental stewardship. The idea of deploying consumption preferences in the market fits the neo-liberal concept of ‘consumer sovereignty’, that theory presupposed only individualized self-interest being expressed by consumers. This uncertainty leaves some debate about the nature and efficacy of ethical consumption.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Ovidius University of Constantza, Faculty of Economic Sciences in its journal Ovidius University Annals, Economic Sciences Series.
Volume (Year): XI (2011)
Issue (Month): 1 (May)
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ethical consumption; consumption choice; market politics; consumer behavior; Corporate Social Responsability;
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