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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


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


‘Lifestyle Choices in Harmony’: Gated Biographies

Sanjay Srivastava

in Entangled Urbanism: Slum, Gated Community, and Shopping Mall in Delhi and Gurgaon

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198099147
eISBN:
9780199084487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198099147.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter in offers a series of biographical notes of residents of Gurgaon’s gated communities. It seeks to utilize biography as a method of understanding wider social processes. It suggests that ... More


The Middling Sort

Stephen Farrall and Susanne Karstedt

in Respectable Citizens - Shady Practices: The Economic Morality of the Middle Classes

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780199595037
eISBN:
9780191886195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199595037.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

The chapter focuses on the core concept of the ‘middle class’. For England and Wales, the former East Germany and the former West Germany, socio-economic positions and financial situations of ... More


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