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En teori om konsumentmakt- Marknaden som en lösning på demokratiunderskottet?

Ghodsi, Mojtaba (2006)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
How effective is consumer power? Can consumers regulate corporate behavior?

And if so is the case, could the mechanisms where consumers regulate corporate

behavior have any democratic value to contribute with? These are the questions

that this master's thesis comprehends with. The purpose of this writing is to

construct a theory of consumer power that is compatible with democratic theory,

this in order to contribute to the ongoing discussion within the discipline of

political science about the third democratic transformation. A discussion that has

been actualized due to the democratic deficit created by the growing corporate

power and the shift of power from state to private enterprises. Besides showing

for a parallel between the... (More)
How effective is consumer power? Can consumers regulate corporate behavior?

And if so is the case, could the mechanisms where consumers regulate corporate

behavior have any democratic value to contribute with? These are the questions

that this master's thesis comprehends with. The purpose of this writing is to

construct a theory of consumer power that is compatible with democratic theory,

this in order to contribute to the ongoing discussion within the discipline of

political science about the third democratic transformation. A discussion that has

been actualized due to the democratic deficit created by the growing corporate

power and the shift of power from state to private enterprises. Besides showing

for a parallel between the democratic mechanisms that exists in the relation

between citizens and state on the one hand, and the consumers and corporations

on the other hand, this paper argues that consumers do have a great potential in

regulating corporate behavior towards a higher social responsibility and

awareness. This fact give rise to some democratic gains which makes the theory

of consumer power into a theory that should be included in the discussion about

the third democratic wave. (Less)
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author
Ghodsi, Mojtaba
supervisor
organization
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Consumer power, democracy, transformation, CSR, globalization, corporate behavior, social responsibility, consumer politics, citizen consumer, Social sciences, Samhällsvetenskaper
language
Swedish
id
1325822
date added to LUP
2006-06-19
date last changed
2006-06-19
@misc{1325822,
  abstract     = {How effective is consumer power? Can consumers regulate corporate behavior?

And if so is the case, could the mechanisms where consumers regulate corporate

behavior have any democratic value to contribute with? These are the questions

that this master's thesis comprehends with. The purpose of this writing is to

construct a theory of consumer power that is compatible with democratic theory,

this in order to contribute to the ongoing discussion within the discipline of

political science about the third democratic transformation. A discussion that has

been actualized due to the democratic deficit created by the growing corporate

power and the shift of power from state to private enterprises. Besides showing

for a parallel between the democratic mechanisms that exists in the relation

between citizens and state on the one hand, and the consumers and corporations

on the other hand, this paper argues that consumers do have a great potential in

regulating corporate behavior towards a higher social responsibility and

awareness. This fact give rise to some democratic gains which makes the theory

of consumer power into a theory that should be included in the discussion about

the third democratic wave.},
  author       = {Ghodsi, Mojtaba},
  keyword      = {Consumer power,democracy,transformation,CSR,globalization,corporate behavior,social responsibility,consumer politics,citizen consumer,Social sciences,Samhällsvetenskaper},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {En teori om konsumentmakt- Marknaden som en lösning på demokratiunderskottet?},
  year         = {2006},
}