As corporate activity continues to expand in line with the continued globalization of the economy there is an increasing demand for establishing rules to regulate the trans-boundary activities of firms and their many and complex relations with consumers. Until now, sources of knowledge in this field have been scattered and unsystematic and this volume fills a key gap in current literature, providing a concise and accessible introduction to the role of global consumer organizations.
Providing a much-needed overview of this key area in international organization, Global Consumer Organizations will be of interest to students and scholars in a range of areas, including international political economy, consumer behaviour, international organizations, economic policy and consumer behaviour.
"As the historical examples and richly detailed analysis of contemporary global consumer policy provided in this book demonstrate, the lack of centralization results in piecemeal, and at times inconsistent, policy making. Ronit also examines how deficiencies in global consumer policy governance result in regulatory failures in many issue areas, including health and food safety. The book ends with a useful consideration of the effects of social movements centered on consumer concerns, as well as self-regulation by industry organizations." - J. R. Strand, CHOICE 2016, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Introduction. 1 Historical trajectories 2 General organizations and issues 3 Special organizations and issues 4 Coordination between agencies and across issues 5 Private organizations: consumers and business 6 Conclusion
The "Global Institutions Series" is edited by Thomas G. Weiss (The CUNY Graduate Center, New York, USA) and Rorden Wilkinson (University of Sussex, UK).
The Series has two "streams" identified by their covers:
Together these streams provide a coherent and complementary portrait of the problems, prospects, and possibilities confronting global institutions today.