Next Article in Journal
Next Article in Special Issue
Previous Article in Journal
Previous Article in Special Issue
Sustainability 2010, 2(7), 1849-1868; doi:10.3390/su2071849
Article

From Consumerism to the Empowerment of Consumers: The Case of Consumer Oriented Movements in France

Received: 19 May 2010; in revised form: 4 June 2010 / Accepted: 8 June 2010 / Published: 29 June 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sustainability and Consumption)
Download PDF [229 KB, uploaded 29 June 2010]
Abstract: Political consumerism was developed during the 19th century and expanded at the turn of the century through social movements aimed at empowering civil society in the market. Many of these movements succeeded in building power on the consumption side. Today, we still witness several forms of political consumerism. This contribution explores the possibilities and limits of consumer involvement in sustainable consumption. The main finding of this study of the political organization of consumers is that the market may not be the only arena for changing consumer behavior. Instead, social constraint and political empowerment seem to be rather more efficient.
Keywords: political consumerism; sustainability; consumption political consumerism; sustainability; consumption
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Export to BibTeX |
EndNote


MDPI and ACS Style

Dubuisson-Quellier, S. From Consumerism to the Empowerment of Consumers: The Case of Consumer Oriented Movements in France. Sustainability 2010, 2, 1849-1868.

AMA Style

Dubuisson-Quellier S. From Consumerism to the Empowerment of Consumers: The Case of Consumer Oriented Movements in France. Sustainability. 2010; 2(7):1849-1868.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Dubuisson-Quellier, Sophie. 2010. "From Consumerism to the Empowerment of Consumers: The Case of Consumer Oriented Movements in France." Sustainability 2, no. 7: 1849-1868.


Sustainability EISSN 2071-1050 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert