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Examining reasons for public intervention

Alan Peacock and Ilde Rizzo

in The Heritage Game: Economics, Policy, and Practice

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199213177
eISBN:
9780191707124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213177.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Deciding on the resources devoted to the maintenance and development of heritage artefacts entails making value judgments. There is a presumption that heritage services should be designed to benefit ... More


Food Chains and Free Enterprise

Shane Hamilton

in Supermarket USA: Food and Power in the Cold War Farms Race

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780300232691
eISBN:
9780300240849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300232691.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter returns to the United States, where in the 1950s and 1960s supermarkets secured economic dominance in the nation’s food system. Even as American-style supermarkets were exported as ... More


Fashioning Consumer Cognitive Capability

Adrian Kuenzler

in Restoring Consumer Sovereignty: How Markets Manipulate Us and What the Law Can Do About It

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190698577
eISBN:
9780190698607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190698577.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter moves beyond the existing contradictions in the accepted market regulatory approach to demonstrate that markets should often be seen in terms of their ability to yield cognitive ... More


Consumer Sovereignty, Heroic Sacrifice: Two Insidious Concepts in an Endlessly Expansionist Economy

Thomas Princen

in The Environmental Politics of Sacrifice

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014366
eISBN:
9780262289603
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014366.003.0057
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Two major concepts set the course of the discussion in this chapter: consumer sovereignty and sacrifice in the context of climate change, and environmental sustainability. Consumer sovereignty, a ... More


Conceptualizing the Consumer in an Age of Affluence

Noel Thompson

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

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199646012
eISBN:
9780191778490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646012.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

This chapter discusses how socialist writers responded to the growing political and economic significance of the consumer in a period which saw a dramatic improvement in living standards. Affluence ... More


Providing for the Sovereign Consumer: Selecting and Recommending Books

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/9780226525921.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

This chapter examines the role of booksellers in the U.S. in selecting and recommending books to consumers. It identifies some of the industry-related factors that help determine what book readers ... More


The Dethroned Consumer

Mike Berry

in The Affluent Society Revisited

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199686506
eISBN:
9780191766374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199686506.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

The doctrine of consumer sovereignty held that the wants and needs of people were both insatiable in total and independently determined, analytical givens with which the economist and policy maker ... More


Popular Explanations of the Environmental Crisis

Liam Downey

in Inequality, Democracy, and the Environment

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479850723
eISBN:
9781479885978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479850723.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This chapter explores two of the most popular explanations of environmental degradation currently found in environmental and public-policy circles: environmental economics and consumer-oriented ... More


The Incompatibles: Shareholder Maximization and Consumer Sovereignty

Colin Crouch

in Corporate Governance in Contention

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198805274
eISBN:
9780191843402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805274.003.0012
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

It is essential to the wider public legitimacy of the shareholder value maximization approach to corporate governance that share values can be maximized only by meeting consumers’ preferences and by ... More


Restoring Consumer Sovereignty: How Markets Manipulate Us and What the Law Can Do About It

Adrian Kuenzler

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190698577
eISBN:
9780190698607
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190698577.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

For decades, there has been broad consensus within antitrust, intellectual property, and consumer law scholarship that consumers make decisions in their own best interests by consciously weighting ... More


Demand and Supply: Prices and Quantities in a Competitive Market

George C. Davis and Elena L. Serrano

in Food and Nutrition Economics: Fundamentals for Health Sciences

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780199379118
eISBN:
9780190876609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199379118.003.0014
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Chapter 14 introduces the ideas of consumer and producer sovereignty and addresses the questions: Who determines the prices and quantities of food in our food system? Consumers? Producers? Both? The ... More


Caught in the Middle: Negotiating Compromise in Organic Co-op Stores

Michael A. Haedicke

in Organizing Organic: Conflict and Compromise in an Emerging Market

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780804795906
eISBN:
9780804798730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804795906.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter analyzes how co-op stores, which were created as part of the 1970s counterculture, have navigated the organic sector’s shift in the direction of market expansion. It argues that the ... More


Interpreting the Silence: The Economic Case Against Professional Economic Ethics

George F. DeMartino

in The Economist’s Oath: On the Need for and Content of Professional Economic Ethics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199730568
eISBN:
9780199896776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730568.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter continues to probe economists’ longstanding antipathy toward professional ethics by focusing on the way that the profession understands human motivations and social institutions. Not ... More


The Future of Television: Market Forces and Social Values: The James MacTaggart Lecture 1991

David Elstein

in Television Policy: The MacTaggart Lectures

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748617173
eISBN:
9780748671113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748617173.003.0015
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

In this lecture, the author, former chief executive of Channel 5, explores British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's legacy to broadcasting which, he argues, is characterised by a shift away from ... More


Democracy and the Market System

Tom Malleson

in After Occupy: Economic Democracy for the 21st Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199330102
eISBN:
9780199368266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199330102.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Democratization

The aim of this chapter is to explore the degree to which democrats should rely on the market for matters of economic allocation and to what extent we need to look to alternative institutions to ... More


The Politics of Rational Choice

John McCumber

in The Philosophy Scare: The Politics of Reason in the Early Cold War

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226396385
eISBN:
9780226396415
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226396415.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter traces the rise of rational choice theory and discusses some of its philosophical implications. First formulated by Kenneth Arrow in 1951 as a theory of market and voting behavior, ... More


The Theory of Competitive Markets

John N. Drobak

in Rethinking Market Regulation: Helping Labor by Overcoming Economic Myths

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780197578957
eISBN:
9780197578988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197578957.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Competition Law

Chapter 2 explains how the theory of competitive markets became the benchmark for economic analysis, implicitly leading to the assumption that firms actually compete in real-world markets rather than ... More


Democratizing the Market System

Tom Malleson

in After Occupy: Economic Democracy for the 21st Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199330102
eISBN:
9780199368266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199330102.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Democratization

Last chapter the argument was made that market systems have substantial democratic potential. They have the potential to act like democratic voting machines and the potential to be shaped in very ... More


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