PolSci175_Political_Consumers

PolSci175_Political_Consumers - • Reliant on the use of...

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PS 175 07:09 Pol Participation may not be in decline They are more likely to participate in unconventional activities, not just voting After WWII values change from materialist to postmaterialist values From security and economic security to quality of life Older generations are more likely to participate in conventional forms, where  as younger generation participate in unconventional o Allows youth to participate in more specific arenas Political consumers use value judgments Want to use consumer power to channel it in such a way that supports or  opposes certain corporate policies They are not just concerned about the best quality good at the lowest price Boycotting Negative political consumerism Buycotting Positive political consumerism Ecological modernization Economy and environmental improvement compatible Empowers and motivates citizens 
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Unformatted text preview: • Reliant on the use of labeling schemes and programs Motivations • Both private and public concerns can drive political consumerism o Private concerns Individuals choose to (not) buy certain products or services to solve private problems, such as to manage environmental risks These problems tie individuals’ self-interest to public-oriented interests Their actions give them an opportunity to realize that their private worries are shared by others They may decide to engage in collective action o Public concerns Individuals choose to (not) buy certain products or services as parts of a larger political commitment Possible explanations • Preference for informal, personal and individualized forms of engagement? • Motivated by more concerns than men? • Perception of environmental risk? 07:09 07:09...
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