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Individen som politisk konsument

Kjärsgård, Jeanette LU (2009) STVK01 20091
Department of Political Science
Abstract (Swedish)
The aim of this study is to further the understanding of the individual’s
prospect to contribute politically in a global setting with the means provided as a consumer. Through a descriptive qualitative literature study the conception of political consumerism and the circumstances surrounding it is analyzed. All in the light of globalization and the decreased importance of nation-state boundaries.
This is as well relating to the foundation for a political community, which might also originate from collectively shared cosmopolitical values. The subsequent effects on the individual’s ability to utilize new ways of influence in the effort to address problems or interests situated outside the traditional political structures, which abilities... (More)
The aim of this study is to further the understanding of the individual’s
prospect to contribute politically in a global setting with the means provided as a consumer. Through a descriptive qualitative literature study the conception of political consumerism and the circumstances surrounding it is analyzed. All in the light of globalization and the decreased importance of nation-state boundaries.
This is as well relating to the foundation for a political community, which might also originate from collectively shared cosmopolitical values. The subsequent effects on the individual’s ability to utilize new ways of influence in the effort to address problems or interests situated outside the traditional political structures, which abilities or willingness are lacking, leads to a focus on companies as political agents. Despite the voluntary endorsement of CSR and the constrain of
costumer demands, the composition of companies does imply the lack of
democratic means. This proves to be both an asset and a predicament when
employed as an instrument of the political act of individuals. The conclusion is that an expansion of what traditionally has been considered forms of political participation is not without motivation and can prove to update traditional political theories. (Less)
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author
Kjärsgård, Jeanette LU
supervisor
organization
course
STVK01 20091
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
identitet, politisk konsumtion, CSR, inflytande, aktivism
language
Swedish
id
1459293
date added to LUP
2009-09-21 08:26:20
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2009-09-21 08:26:20
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  abstract     = {The aim of this study is to further the understanding of the individual’s
prospect to contribute politically in a global setting with the means provided as a consumer. Through a descriptive qualitative literature study the conception of political consumerism and the circumstances surrounding it is analyzed. All in the light of globalization and the decreased importance of nation-state boundaries.
This is as well relating to the foundation for a political community, which might also originate from collectively shared cosmopolitical values. The subsequent effects on the individual’s ability to utilize new ways of influence in the effort to address problems or interests situated outside the traditional political structures, which abilities or willingness are lacking, leads to a focus on companies as political agents. Despite the voluntary endorsement of CSR and the constrain of
costumer demands, the composition of companies does imply the lack of
democratic means. This proves to be both an asset and a predicament when
employed as an instrument of the political act of individuals. The conclusion is that an expansion of what traditionally has been considered forms of political participation is not without motivation and can prove to update traditional political theories.},
  author       = {Kjärsgård, Jeanette},
  keyword      = {identitet,politisk konsumtion,CSR,inflytande,aktivism},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Individen som politisk konsument},
  year         = {2009},
}