Governance, Consumers and Citizens

Agency and Resistance in Contemporary Politics

  • Mark Bevir
  • Frank Trentmann

Part of the Consumption and Public Life book series (CUCO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction: Consumption and Cititzenship in the New Governance

  3. Interpreting Governance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
    2. Mark Bevir
      Pages 25-38
    3. Claire Donovan
      Pages 69-94
  4. Contested Consumers

  5. New Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-163
    2. Mark Bevir, Frank Trentmann
      Pages 165-190
    3. Alice Malpass, Clive Barnett, Nick Clarke, Paul Cloke
      Pages 231-256
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 279-286

About this book


This is the first book to focus on governance and cultures of consumption, expanding the debate and raising new conceptions and policy agendas. It questions 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 of consumers in governance.


Citizenship communication critical theory governance health policy Nation Policy politics service social science

Editors and affiliations

  • Mark Bevir
    • 1
  • Frank Trentmann
    • 2
  1. 1.University of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA
  2. 2.Birkbeck CollegeUniversity of LondonUK

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