Political consumerism can be defined as ethically, politically or ideologically motivated consumption, i.e. an act of consumption which is encouraged by the wish to reach a political goal (e.g. human rights, environmentalism, animal welfare etc.). Political consumerism has become increasingly important in Europe and in other part of the world. In this exploratory roundtable session we will discuss alternative ways to look at political consumerism and the political consumer. What are the historical roots of political consumerism? Does political consumerism entail an individualising of responsibility that should be collectively resolved? How influential can political consumers be? Questions like these are discussed by researchers from different disciplines, like history, political science, economics, anthropology and philosophy.


900209 (2005) ,"Participants:", in E - European Advances in Consumer Research Volume 7, eds. Karin M. Ekstrom and Helene Brembeck, Goteborg, Sweden : Association for Consumer Research.


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