Governance, Consumers and Citizens

Agency and Resistance in Contemporary Politics

by Bevir, Mark, Professor, Trentmann, Frank, Dr

Series: Consumption and Public Life

Governance, Consumers and Citizens is the first book to bring together a study of governance with consumption, examining the changing place of the consumer as citizen in recent trends in governance, the tensions between competing ideas and practices of consumerism and the active role consumers play in the construction and practice of governance. 
Radically pushing forward the debate on consumers and governance, this collection outlines new conceptions and posits new policy agendas.  Bringing together international experts from political science, history, geography, social policy and media studies, this study shows how governance and consumption are intertwined in crucial aspects of public policy and contemporary politics.

  • Palgrave Macmillan; September 2007
  • ISBN: 9780230591363
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  • Title: Governance, Consumers and Citizens
  • Series: Consumption and Public Life
  • Author: Bevir, Mark, Professor (ed.); Trentmann, Frank, Dr (ed.)
  • Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan

About The Author

MARK BEVIR is Professor of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley, USA. He is author of The Logic of the History of Ideas, and New Labour: A Critique, and co-author, with R.A.W. Rhodes, of Governance Stories.

FRANK TRENTMANN is Professor of Modern History, Birkbeck College, University of London, UK. Recent publications include Consuming Cultures, Global Perspectives, edited with John Brewer, Civil Society: A Reader in History, Theory and Global Politics, edited with John A. Hall.