Consumerism in Europe and USA – Καταναλωτισμός σε Ευρώπη και Η.Π.Α

Publication; Social Activism of Athens

Edited by Ellen Kalisperati –Sociologist


Let’s talk about Consumer Protection

Ας μιλήσουμε για την προστασία του καταναλωτή

“Consumer protection” consists of laws and organizations designed to ensure the rights of consumers as well as fair trade competition and the free flow of truthful information in the marketplace. The laws are designed to prevent businesses that engage in fraud or specified unfair practices from gaining an advantage over competitors and may provide additional protection for the weak and those unable to take care of themselves.

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California Leaders and Consumer Activists Call upon CPUC for Greater Oversight and Accountability of Industry Practices and Mergers

Καλιφόρνια: ηγέτες και ακτιβιστές Καταναλωτισμού καλούν σε CPUC για μεγαλύτερη εποπτεία και λογοδοσία των πρακτικών Βιομηχανιών και Συγχωνεύσεων

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Today at the steps of the California State Capitol, Senator Kevin De Leon, Senator Ricardo Lara , Assemblymember Luis Alejo , Assemblymember Nancy Skinner , Assemblymember Das Williams, and representatives from TURN and Consumer Federation of California joined the leaders of the movement – Two Counties One Voice – by calling for more government oversight on mergers that could harm millions of underserved Californians.

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New consumer activists

Νέοι  ακτιβιστές για τον καταναλωτισμό

INRA and CNRS researchers have studied new modes of consumer commitment to action. Whether this involves choosing fair trade products or purchasing from local producers with whom they have personal links, these new consumers are giving a political slant to their buying habits.

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Social Activism and Social Impact

Κοινωνικός ακτιβισμός και κοινωνική επιρροή

A singular event, January 2011, in Tunisia ignited a year of protests around the world. Claiming the streets, millions of ordinary citizens stepped out in solidarity to send an extraordinary message: We Want Change Now. Social activists, effectively leveraging social media, often led the protests and calls to action. As the field of social entrepreneurship has evolved there have been many definitions that distinguish them from other actors in the social sector.

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