Eco-Standards, Product Labelling And Green Consumerism (Consumption And Public Life)

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Eco-Standards, Product Labelling And Green Consumerism (Consumption And Public Life)

Eco-Standards, Product Labelling And Green Consumerism (Consumption And Public Life)

As conscientious consumers, we become overwhelmed with alarms about food contamination, climate change, chemical pollution and other environmental and health-related risks. This book explores green and politically engaged consumersim, asking the question: does green labelling offer ways toward a greener and more democratic society?Review'...a significant contribution that will be useful for all social scientists interested in environmental issues as well as in political consumerism. Not least, it will be of great interest to those interested in environmental governance and the role of businesses, voluntary instruments and consumers in making society more sustainable' - Acta Sociologica'...the rich empirical base and its many references make this a book worth buying and reading.' - Mats Bladh, International Journal of Consumer Studies'thoughtful and ambitious...a convincing analysis of labelling as a site of political negotiation and contention, supported by well-researched case studies, which will be of interest to a broad range of social scientists, and to policymakers, marketers and civil society organizations' - Environmental Politics'In connecting production and producers with consumption and consumers, green labels are an emerging phenomenon on today's global agenda for sustainability governance. Using a variety of theoretical perspectives and a rich empirical base, this excellent volume provides a balanced and in-depth analysis of the potentials, conditionalities, debates and drawbacks of green labeling. Highly recommended for scholars and professionals involved in environmental governance.' - Arthur P.J. Mol, Professor in Environmental Policy, Wageningen University, The Netherlands'From snack foods to electricity to investment funds, ecolabels and other product certifications are becoming increasingly common tools for encouraging more sustainable forms of consumption. But can we trust these increasingly ubiquitous seals and labels? Is there any meaningful difference among the products that carry such endorsements? Bostr

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