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'Editorial' in Special issue: ‘Promoting and Debating Political and Ethical Consumerism around the World’

  • Mikael Klintman
  • Magnus Boström
Publishing year: 2006
Language: English
Pages: 401-404
Publication/Series: International Journal of Consumer Studies
Volume: 30
Issue: 5
Document type: Journal article
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

Abstract english

This Special Issue of the International Journal of Consumer Studies focuses on ‘political and ethical consumerism around the world’. An increasingly debated consumer issue – both in academia and among various stakeholders – is whether, or how, the market can function in new ways as a political arena, and to what extent consumers can use the market to become (sub)politically active. ‘Political and ethical’ here denotes social, cultural, animal-related and environmental concerns that go beyond the immediate self-interests of the individual consumer or household.


  • Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
  • Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
  • political consumerism
  • ethical consumerism
  • citizen-consumer


  • ISSN: 1470-6431
Mikael Klintman
E-mail: mikael [dot] klintman [at] soc [dot] lu [dot] se



+46 70 284 55 48

+46 70 284 55 48


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Sociologist with a broad, human scientific interest in social, economic and evolutionary dimensions of environmental and health related problems.

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