Speaker: Dr Clive Barnett, Open University
Discussant: Mr Paul Burke, Acona
Chair: Professor Julian Savulescu, Programme on the Ethics of the New Biosciences
How do consumers know when they are acting responsibly? Are they making a difference when they buy "Fairtrade" or "certified organic"? Can consumers trust these kinds of accreditations?
This presentation will focus on developing a theoretical framework for understanding the relationship between the range of activities used by campaign organisations to enrol support and the ways in which ordinary people attribute meaning to the multiple demands placed on them as ‘consumers’ to act responsibly.
Seminars are free and open to everyone. They take place in the Old Indian Institute (corner of Holywell and Catte Streets) from 3.30-5.00pm on Thursdays during term time.