Att studera politisk konsumtion innefattar analys av varför och hur produktion och konsumtion påverkar samhället i stort, både på hemmaplan och utomlands. Det handlar om globala och lokala utmaningar för miljön, demokratin och mänskliga rättigheter.

Under detta seminarium kommer handbokens redaktörer och flera kapitelförfattare att diskutera sina bidrag.

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Program

10.00-10.15 Welcome

Moderator Andreas Duit

10.15-10.45 Editors’ Handbook presentation and short Q & A

Magnus Boström, Michele Micheletti, Peter Oosterveer

10.45-12.00 Theory and designing research on political consumerism. Some theoretical insights on studying political consumerism

Michele Micheletti: Editor Introduction and short Q & A
Francesca Forno: Protests, social movements and spaces for politically-oriented consumerist action – nationally, transnationally and locally
Magnus Boström: Rejecting and embracing brands in political consumerism
Peter Oosterveer: Political consumerism and the social-practices perspective
Lars Gulbrandsen: Globalization, governance gaps and the emergence of new
institutions for political consumerism
Q & A

12.00-13.00 Break for lunch (several restaurants close-by)
 

13.00-13.30 Industry sectors and political consumerism: Some key
examples

Magnus Boström: Editor Introduction and short Q & A
Simon Bush: The shifting politics of sustainable seafood consumerism
Mikael Klintman: Toy consumption as political challenges for making dreams
come true
Q & A

13.30-14.30 Geographic spread and practice of political consumerism

Peter Oosterveer: Editor Introduction and short Q & A
Joost de Moor: Political consumerism in Northwestern Europe: Leading by Example?
Eleftheria J. Lekakis and Francesca Forno: Political consumerism in Southern Europe
Peter Oosterveer: Tracing political consumerism in Africa and the Middle East
Peter Oosterveer: Institutional changes and changing political consumerism in China
Michele Micheletti: Politicizing consumption in Latin America
Q & A

14.40-14.50 Short break with refreshments
 

14.50-15.20 Democratic paradoxes and challenges in political consumerism

Magnus Boström: Editor Introduction and short Q & A
Eleftheria J. Lekakis: Political conumerism and nationalist struggles in Europe
Michele Micheletti and Didem Oral: Problematic political consumerism: confusions and moral dilemmas in boycott activism
Q & A

15.20-15.40 Problem-solving potential of political consumerism

Michele Micheletti: Editor Introduction and short Q & A
Magnus Boström and Mikael Klintman: Mass consumption and political consumerism

15.40-16.20 Closing session

Editors’ conclusion
Q & A