Shopping for Good

Shopping for Good
Author: Dara O'Rourke
Publisher: The MIT Press
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Language: English
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Weight: 186 g
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ISBN: 9780262018418
Availability: In stock
Price: €14.90
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Buy local, buy green, buy organic, fair trade--how effective has the ethical consumption movement been in changing market behavior? Can consumers create fair and sustainable supply chains by shopping selectively? Dara ORourke, the activist-scholar who first broke the news about Nikes sweatshops in the 1990s, considers the promise of ethical consumption. Governments have proven unable to hold companies responsible for labor and environmental practices. Consumers who say they want to support ethical companies often lack the knowledge and resources to do so consistently. But with the right tools, they may be able to succeed where governments have failed. Responding to ORourkes argument, eight experts consider the connections between personal concerns and consumer activism, challenge the value of entrusting regulation to consumer efforts, and draw attention to difficulties posed by global supply chains.