Friday, November 02, 2012

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Shopping for Good

Author: Dara O'Rourke
Publisher: The MIT Press
ASIN: 0262018411

About This Book

Consumers are urged by activists to buy local, green, fair trade and sustainable products. Is the ethical consumption movement effective in changing consumer's behavior in the market ? Can consumers create fair and sustainable supply chains by shopping selectively?

Dara O'Rourke, who first broke the news about Nike's sweatshops in the 1990s, has written this book about the promise of ethical consumption -- the idea that individuals, voting with their wallets, can promote better labor conditions and environmental outcomes globally.

Eight experts respond to O'Rourke with thoughtful examinations of the connections between personal concerns and consumer activism, the value of entrusting regulation to consumer efforts and drawing attention to difficulties posed by global supply chains.

O'Rourke is Associate Professor of Environmental and Labor Policy at the University of California, Berkeley, and cofounder and Chairman of GoodGuide, Inc., a database for safe, healthy, green, and ethical products based on scientific ratings. He is author of Community-Driven Regulation: Balancing Development and the Environment in Vietnam (MIT Press) and coauthor of Can We Put an End to Sweatshops?




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