Watchdogs and Whistleblowers: A Reference Guide to Consumer Activism

Editors: Brobeck, Stephen and Mayer, Robert N.
Publication Year: 2015
Publisher: Greenwood

Single-User Purchase Price: $89.00
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $133.50
ISBN: 978-1-44-082999-4
Category: Social Sciences - Political science
Book Status: Available
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This all-encompassing collection of information about consumer activism and the consumer movement will provide students, public officials, business groups, and other activists with a one-stop source of facts and insights. The contributors explore hundreds of major consumer protections that have significantly enhanced the quality of life and safety for all Americans, showing how these protections were won through the skillful and determined work of leading activists and activist organizations.

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Table of Contents

  • Foreword by Jim Guest, former president and CEO, Consumer Reports
  • Preface
  • Subject Guide to Entries
  • Timeline of U.S. Consumer Activism
  • U.S. Consumer Activism: An Overview
  • Global Consumer Activism: An Overview
  • Select Books on Consumer Activism
  • A
  • Aarp
  • Action For Children'S Television
  • Advertising Advocacy
  • Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety
  • African Consumer Movements
  • Air Travel Advocacy
  • All-Terrain Vehicle Advocacy
  • American Council on Consumer Interests
  • Americans for Financial Reform
  • Antitrust Advocacy
  • Appliance Efficiency Advocacy
  • Attorneys General
  • Australian Consumer Movement
  • Austrian Consumer Movement
  • Automobile Insurance Advocacy
  • Automobile Safety Advocacy
  • Aviation Safety Advocacy
  • B
  • Ballot Propositions
  • Baltic Consumer Movements: Estonia, Lithuania, and Latvia
  • Bankruptcy Reform Advocacy
  • Beuc: The European Consumer Organisation
  • Boycotts
  • Brazilian Consumer Movement
  • British Consumer Movement
  • C
  • Cable Television Regulation
  • Canadian Consumer Movement
  • Caribbean Consumer Movements
  • Center for Auto Safety
  • Center For Digital Democracy
  • Center For Food Safety
  • Center For Responsible Lending
  • Center For Science In The Public Interest
  • Center For The Study Of Services/Consumers’ Checkbook
  • Central American Consumer Movements
  • Central and Eastern European Consumer Movements
  • Checkbook Magazine
  • Chinese Consumer Movement
  • Communications Advocacy
  • Community Activism
  • Community Nutrition Institute
  • Complaint Resolution
  • Conference Of Consumer Organizations
  • Congressional Consumer Advocacy
  • Consumer Action
  • Consumer Cooperatives
  • Consumer Education Advocacy
  • Consumer Federation Of America
  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
  • Consumer Journalism
  • Consumer Leagues
  • Consumer Reports
  • Consumer Representation in Government Agencies
  • Consumer Watchdog
  • Consumers For Auto Reliability And Safety
  • Consumers International
  • Consumers Union/Consumer Reports
  • Cosmetic Safety Advocacy
  • Credit Card Advocacy
  • Credit Report And Credit Score Advocacy
  • Credit Score Advocacy
  • Czech Consumer Movement
  • D
  • Danish Consumer Movement
  • Debt Collection Advocacy
  • Deceptive and Unfair Sales Practice Protections
  • Digital Communications Advocacy
  • Dutch Consumer Movement
  • E
  • East African Consumer Movements
  • Electricity Service Advocacy
  • Electronic Privacy Information Center
  • Energy Advocacy
  • F
  • Families Usa
  • Financial Education Advocacy
  • Finnish Consumer Movement
  • Food & Water Watch
  • Food Cooperatives
  • Food Safety Advocacy
  • French Consumer Movement
  • Front Groups
  • Funeral Consumer Advocacy
  • G
  • German Consumer Movement
  • H
  • Health Insurance Advocacy
  • Healthcare Advocacy
  • Homeowners Insurance Advocacy
  • Hong Kong Consumer Movement
  • Household Product Safety Advocacy
  • Housing Cooperatives
  • I
  • Indian Consumer Movement
  • Indonesian Consumer Movement
  • Initiatives and Referenda
  • Installment Credit Advocacy
  • Insurance Advocacy
  • International Organization of Consumers Unions
  • Internet Activism
  • Internet Governance
  • Investor Protection Advocacy
  • Italian Consumer Movement
  • J
  • Japanese Consumer Movement
  • Journalism
  • K
  • Kenyan Consumer Movement
  • Korean Consumer Movement
  • L
  • Labor Movement
  • Latin American Consumer Movements
  • Legal Advocacy
  • Legislative Advocacy
  • Life Insurance Advocacy
  • Litigation
  • Lobbying
  • M
  • Malaysian Consumer Movement
  • Middle Eastern Consumer Movements
  • Mortgage Lending Reform
  • Motor Vehicle Fuel Economy Advocacy
  • Motor Vehicle Safety Advocacy
  • N
  • Nader, Ralph (1934–)
  • National Association of Consumer Advocates
  • National Consumer Law Center
  • National Consumers League
  • National Cooperative Bank
  • National Insurance Consumer Organization
  • National Low Income Housing Coalition
  • Netherlands Consumer Movement
  • Network Neutrality
  • Norwegian Consumer Movement
  • P
  • Payday Loan Advocacy
  • Payment Protection Advocacy
  • Peterson, Esther (1906–1997)
  • Pew Charitable Trusts
  • Philippine Consumer Movement
  • Polish Consumer Movement
  • Prescription Drug Advocacy
  • Privacy Advocacy
  • Privacy Rights Clearinghouse
  • Product Safety Advocacy
  • Product Safety “Victim” Activism
  • Public Citizen
  • Public Interest Research Groups
  • Public Power
  • Public Voice for food and Health Policy
  • R
  • Real Estate Brokerage Advocacy
  • Regulators, Consumer Advocates as
  • Regulatory Advocacy
  • Research
  • Rural Electric Cooperatives
  • Russian Consumer Movement
  • S
  • Savings Advocacy
  • Serbian Consumer Movement
  • Slovenian Consumer Movement
  • Smoking
  • South American Consumer Movements
  • South Korean Consumer Movement
  • Spanish Consumer Movement
  • State and Local Consumer Advocacy Groups
  • State and Local Consumer Affairs Offices
  • State Attorneys General
  • State Utility Advocacy
  • Swedish Consumer Movement
  • T
  • Telecommunications Research and Action Center
  • Telephone Consumer Advocacy
  • Tenant Activism
  • Tobacco Activism
  • Tort-Related Consumer Advocacy
  • Trade Unions
  • Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue
  • Truth in Savings Advocacy
  • Turn
  • U
  • U.S. Consumer Protection Agency
  • U.S. Public Interest Research Group
  • United Kingdom Consumer Movement
  • United Nations Guidelines for Consumer Protection
  • Utility Advocacy
  • V
  • “Victim” Activism
  • Virginia Citizens Consumer Council
  • W
  • Warne, Colston E. (1900–1987)
  • Warranty Advocacy
  • Warren, Elizabeth (1949–)
  • West African Consumer Movements
  • Whistleblowers
  • Woodstock Institute
  • Contributors
  • About the Editors