La emergencia del "consumidor consciente"un análisis de la participación política a través de las decisiones de compra

  1. Isabel García Espejo 1
  2. Amparo Novo Vázquez 1
  1. 1 Universidad de Oviedo

    Universidad de Oviedo

    Oviedo, España


REIS: Revista Española de Investigaciones Sociológicas

ISSN: 0210-5233

Year of publication: 2017

Issue: 158

Pages: 59-78

Type: Article

DOI: 10.5477/CIS/REIS.158.59 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openDialnet editor

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Conscious consumers convert their buying habits into political habits, both through their individual actions and by participating in social movements, thus changing the market into a public arena and an area to practice democracy. In this article, we analyse what factors predict the behaviour of conscious consumers and of conscious consumers with a stable trajectory. In addition, we examine whether political consumerism resembles actions of civic engagement or other forms of political participation. The results indicate that the probability of becoming a conscious consumer is related to political participation and the resources acquired in the process of socialization.

Funding information

Este artículo se integra dentro de una investigación financiada por el Programa Estatal de I+D+I orientada a los retos de la Sociedad, denominada"Consumo Político Alimentario: Ciudadanía, Activistas e Instituciones"(CSO2016-76296-R). La financiación procede de AEI/FEDER, UE.


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