Varieties of Political Consumerism

From Boycotting to Buycotting

Authors: Zorell, Carolin

  • Expands the present understanding of political consumerism through two original quantitative studies
  • Highlights the relevance of political consumerism in the future world of politics
  • Considers intrinsic factors other than the expression of value orientations
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This book provides an analysis of the politics of consumption and how the ‘educated consumer’ plays a vital role in advancing responsible market practices and consumption. Based on a comprehensive interdisciplinary perspective, it explores the extent, drives and links of boycotting, buycotting, labelling schemes and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in 20 European countries. A central question addressed is whether macro-societal patterns of orientation concerning the roles of the state, companies and citizens can explain individual and cross-national differences in boycotting and buycotting. As the book shows, there is not one type of ‘political consumer’, but several, and their occurrence is directly connected to national variations of labelling schemes and Corporate Social Responsibility. Consumers need reference points and information on the political backgrounds of purchases, and policy makers must address that need through political measures which fit to the national patterns in views about cooperation and market relationships.

About the authors

Carolin V. Zorell is Researcher at the University of Mannheim, Germany. Her research interest lies especially in the political and socio-psychological background of social interaction, and the inquiry of how context and personal characteristics form political participation and social cooperation.

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“Dr. Zorell’s book focuses on the different types of political consumerism such as boycotts and buycotts. She elucidates the logic behind these consumer behaviors and the different factors that underpin these actions. Her book is based on comprehensive background research, original ideas, an innovative research design and uses a newly collected database. Ms. Zorell’s succinct and deep analyses contribute importantly to understanding market-based forms of political action.” (Dietlind Stolle, McGill University, Canada)“This diligent, innovative empirical study enriches our knowledge on the peculiarities of Consumerism in the changing world of civic engagement. Boycotting and buycotting are outlined as genuinely unique type of political behavior. Furthermore, their distribution, individual level and contextual determinants seem to be differently embedded in the systems of participation of European societies. This offers an insightful analysis for anyone interested in the drives and developments of political participation today.” (Oscar W. Gabriel, University of Stuttgart, Germany)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Revising Our Understanding of Political Consumerism

    Zorell, Carolin V.

    Pages 1-36

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  • Perspectives on Political Consumerism

    Zorell, Carolin V.

    Pages 37-75

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  • Explaining Political Consumerism

    Zorell, Carolin V.

    Pages 77-106

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  • Political Consumerism at the Country Level

    Zorell, Carolin V.

    Pages 107-128

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  • Political Consumerism at the Individual Level

    Zorell, Carolin V.

    Pages 129-164

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eBook 53,54 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-91047-5
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 69,54 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-91046-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Varieties of Political Consumerism
Book Subtitle
From Boycotting to Buycotting
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-91047-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-91047-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-91046-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 188
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations, 8 illustrations in colour
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