Political Consumerism: Global Responsibility in Action (Paperback)
  • Political Consumerism: Global Responsibility in Action (Paperback)

Political Consumerism: Global Responsibility in Action (Paperback)

(author), (author)
Paperback 382 Pages / Published: 08/10/2015
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
Political Consumerism captures the creative ways in which citizens, consumers and political activists use the market as their arena for politics. This book theorizes, describes, analyzes, compares and evaluates the phenomenon of political consumerism and how it attempts to use market choice to solve complex globalized problems. It investigates theoretically and empirically how and why consumers practice citizenship and have become important political actors. Dietlind Stolle and Michele Micheletti describe consumers' engagement as an example of individualized responsibility taking, examining how political consumerism nudges and pressures corporations to change their production practices, and how consumers emerge as a force in global affairs. Unlike other studies, it also evaluates if and how consumer actions become effective mechanisms of global change. Stolle and Micheletti offer a candid discussion of the limitations of political consumerism as a form of participation and as a problem-solving mechanism.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107567290
Number of pages: 382
Weight: 510 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 20 mm

"Political Consumerism is well-argued, well-researched, and presents a good deal of original information. Engaging with the political science literature on governance and participation, it offers arguments for expanding conventional political science theory and concepts to better accommodate this growing pattern of contemporary politics. The idea that consumers are an increasingly important and organized political force on the planet seems at once obvious and woefully underdeveloped academically, particularly in political science. Dietlind Stolle and Michele Micheletti go a long way toward remedying this situation. This is a fine book." W. Lance Bennett, Ruddick C. Lawrence Professor of Communication, and Professor of Political Science, University of Washington, Seattle
"Political consumerism has become a growing form of social and political activism in recent decades, and Dietlind Stolle and Michele Micheletti have produced the authoritative study of the use and impact of political consumerism in politics today. This book should be the standard citation in the growing debate about political consumerism and other new forms of citizen action." Russell J. Dalton, University of California, Irvine

You may also be interested in...

Principles of Comparative Politics
Added to basket
Political Order and Political Decay
Added to basket
China Goes Global
Added to basket
The Welfare of Nations
Added to basket
Soviet Fates and Lost Alternatives
Added to basket
The Origins of Political Order
Added to basket
Temptations of Power
Added to basket
Patterns of Democracy
Added to basket
The Body Economic
Added to basket
Foreign Policies of EU Member States
Added to basket
Debates on Democratization
Added to basket
Comparing Political Regimes
Added to basket
Wars, Guns and Votes
Added to basket


Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.