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Displacing Democracy: Market Accountability and the Consumer-Citizen

Craig T. Borowiak

in Accountability and Democracy: The Pitfalls and Promise of Popular Control

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199778256
eISBN:
9780199919086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199778256.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

This chapter critically examines the prospect that competitive markets might serve as an alternative to democratic accountability. It identifies ways that market globalization has undermined ... More


Conclusion: Citizens, Consumers, and Shadow Publics in Time and Space

Amelia Rosenberg Weinreb

in Cuba in the Shadow of Change: Daily Life in the Twilight of the Revolution

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033693
eISBN:
9780813039695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033693.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter proposes a definition of citizenship and publics based on the Cuban case. Pulling away from the national specificity of Cuba, it questions whether this citizen type is a Latin ... More


Consumer Citizenship and the Republicanization of the Market

Lisa Tiersten

in Marianne in the Market: Envisioning Consumer Society in Fin-de-Siecle France

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520225299
eISBN:
9780520925656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520225299.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the issues of consumer citizenship and the republicanization of the marketplace in Paris, France. It explains that the burgeoning alliance between home and marketplace was ... More


Introduction

Amelia Rosenberg Weinreb

in Cuba in the Shadow of Change: Daily Life in the Twilight of the Revolution

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033693
eISBN:
9780813039695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033693.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This book introduces a population that, until now, has been un-theorized and under-described, despite their importance for any full understanding of contemporary Cuba. This group is called ... More


The United Kingdom

Athanasios Psygkas

in From the Democratic Deficit to a Democratic Surplus: Constructing Administrative Democracy in Europe

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190632762
eISBN:
9780190632793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190632762.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The influence of EU law on the United Kingdom was different from that in France and Greece. The United Kingdom had been at the forefront of the privatization revolution, and the British regulators ... More


Pursuing the Citizen-Consumer: Consumption as Politics

Laura J. Miller

in Reluctant Capitalists: Bookselling and the Culture of Consumption

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226525907
eISBN:
9780226525921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226525921.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

This chapter examines how some people outside the ranks of book professionals have taken action against the spread of large-scale, rationalized bookselling in the U.S. It looks at the activism on the ... More


The market context: service–consumer

Nanna Mik-Meyer

in The Power of Citizens and Professionals in Welfare Encounters: The Influence of Bureaucracy, Market and Psychology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781526110282
eISBN:
9781526128638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526110282.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter introduces the market context and examines the recent efforts of integrating norms and values from the market—such as ideals of service, freedom of choice and co-production— into present ... More


Consumer thrift: Keynes, consumer rights and the new thrifty consumers

Alison Hulme

in A Brief History of Thrift

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781526128836
eISBN:
9781526146724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526128843.00013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

Examines how the context of the Great Depression saw the beginning of consumer rights organisations. Looks at the New Deal and how it taught the American people that not only was the thrift of the ... More


The Citizen Marketer Approach to Political Action

Joel Penney

in The Citizen Marketer

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190658052
eISBN:
9780190658090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190658052.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Democratization

This introductory chapter lays the conceptual foundation for the book, defining the citizen marketer approach to political activism and its close connection to the concept of the citizen consumer, as ... More


Historical Overview: Tracing Discontent

Amelia Rosenberg Weinreb

in Cuba in the Shadow of Change: Daily Life in the Twilight of the Revolution

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033693
eISBN:
9780813039695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033693.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

In establishing the historical foundation for this book's argument, this chapter presents an overview of citizen-consumer discontent as it has developed in Cuba, focusing particularly on events since ... More


New Consumer Citizens: Life Histories

Jessica M. Mulligan

in Unmanageable Care: An Ethnography of Health Care Privatization in Puerto Rico

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814724910
eISBN:
9780814764992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724910.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter describes the life histories of particular citizen consumers who struggled to obtain care from the privatized health system under the MMA. It argues that the aspirations of neoliberal ... More


Health and social policy: a moving target

Ian Rees Jones, Martin Hyde, Christina R. Victor, Richard D. Wiggins, Chris Gilleard, and Paul Higgs

in Ageing in a consumer society: From passive to active consumption in Britain

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348821
eISBN:
9781447301431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348821.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter is concerned with the consequence of changes to later life health and social policy. It states that health and social policies have gone through considerable transformation since the ... More


Productive Ignorance: Assessing Public Understanding of Human Trafficking in Ukraine, Hungary and Great Britain

Kiril Sharapov

in Human Trafficking: The Complexities of Exploitation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781474401128
eISBN:
9781474418683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474401128.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Focusing on three national case studies this chapter explores the comparative empirical data on public knowledge and understanding of human trafficking, examining the link between public knowledge ... More


The consumer in social care

Caroline Glendinning

in The consumer in public services: Choice, values and difference

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847421814
eISBN:
9781447303725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847421814.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

The particular characteristics of social care itself may have contributed to the early introduction of consumer-style mechanisms within the sector, ahead of other public services. This chapter first ... More


Private Space

Amelia Rosenberg Weinreb

in Cuba in the Shadow of Change: Daily Life in the Twilight of the Revolution

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033693
eISBN:
9780813039695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033693.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Part I of this book, “Private”, describes what constitutes the private in the context of heavy state control and economic dependence on the welfare state, and engages with current theoretical ... More


Epilogue

Amelia Rosenberg Weinreb

in Cuba in the Shadow of Change: Daily Life in the Twilight of the Revolution

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033693
eISBN:
9780813039695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033693.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Rather than focusing on Cuba's imminent future, this chapter offers an ironic discussion of the future of nostalgia for the citizen-consumers and the shadow public, using current cultural trends in ... More


The Political Costs of Privatization

Amy E. Lerman

in Good Enough for Government Work: The Public Reputation Crisis in America (And What We Can Do to Fix It)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226630175
eISBN:
9780226630342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226630342.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

As municipalities continue seeking to improve service delivery, cut costs, and increase efficiency, mixed public-private provision will likely continue to grow. Research on privatization often ... More


Social Opulence and Private Restraint: The Consumer in British Socialist Thought Since 1800

Noel Thompson

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199646012
eISBN:
9780191778490
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646012.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

This volume represents a unique study of the place of the consumer and consumption in the political economy of British socialism, from its early-nineteenth-century origins through to the ... More


Liberal Fragments

Eric T. Freyfogle

in Our Oldest Task: Making Sense of Our Place in Nature

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226326399
eISBN:
9780226326429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226326429.003.0005
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter explores the dominant moral frames embraced in the United States and similar cultures, frames that recognize moral value in humans alone among species (human exceptionalism), that ... More


Long-term care policy for older people in Ireland: a governmental analysis

Ciara O’Dwyer

in Reframing Health and Health Policy in Ireland: A Governmental Analysis

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780719095870
eISBN:
9781526128607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719095870.003.0011
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter focuses on the long-term care policy for older people in Ireland. Taking a historical perspective, it demonstrates how the long-term care policy for older people bears all the hallmarks ... More


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