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Entrenchment of new governance in consumer policy formulation: a platform for European consumer citizenship practice?

Davies, J. (2009) Entrenchment of new governance in consumer policy formulation: a platform for European consumer citizenship practice? Journal of Consumer Policy. 32(3), pp. 245-267. 1573-0700.

Item Type: Article
Abstract: Consumer typologies reveal categories of the consumer that stretch from the vulnerable to the empowered notion of the consumer citizen. At the empowered end of this spectrum, consumers in Europe have a developing, normative, organisational structure that provides channels for the consumer to influence consumer policy at the European level. This is an organisational structure with mechanisms for developing an effective consumer empowerment and enforcement framework across all EU Member States. It is a framework that forms a coherent whole with the European-level consumer institutions. This paper examines the integrated nature of these institutions and their role in influencing the development of consumer policy through a multi-level platform of new governance. It discusses the normative processes that, through empowerment and engagement, are encouraging a consumer citizenship practice to exploit these channels of communication in order to influence policy development.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Consumer citizenship practice - Governance - Policy - Process
Subjects: K Law > KJ Europe > KJE6577 Consumer protection
K Law > KJ Europe > KJE949 European Union law
Creators: Davies, Jim
Publisher: Kluwer
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > School of Social Sciences (to 2016)
University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > Faculty of Business & Law > Law
University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > Research Centre > Centre for Sustainable Business Practices
Faculties > Faculty of Business & Law > Law
Date: 16 September 2009
Date Type: Publication
Page Range: pp. 245-267
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Consumer Policy
Volume: 32
Number: 3
Language: English
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10603-009-9108-7
ISSN: 1573-0700
Status: Published / Disseminated
Refereed: Yes
URI: http://nectar.northampton.ac.uk/id/eprint/3273

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