Watchdogs and Whistleblowers: A Reference Guide to Consumer Activism

Watchdogs and Whistleblowers: A Reference Guide to Consumer Activism

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This book is the most comprehensive and up-to-date source of information about ways in which consumer activism has reshaped the economic and political well-being of citizens in the United States and around the world. a€c Provides the single most comprehensive source available of information about consumer activism and advocacy a€c Shows how activism has influenced laws and regulations affecting more than 40 consumer issues a€c Shares personal accounts from activists about their work on these issues a€c Details information on U.S. national consumer organizations and many state and local consumer groups, including their goals, strategies, leaders, finances, and impact a€c Offers insights into the ways consumer activist groups have interacted with other nonprofits, policymakers, regulators, and business groupsThis possibility motivated auto companies to work hard to persuade states to pass seat belt laws, and they might have ... seat belt use law that would be automatically revoked if Californiaa#39;s population were counted to revoke the automatic restraint rule. ... That problema€”which NHTSA had informed manufacturers how to avoid back in 1980a€”was addressed by Congress ... But when later in the year, Werner reported that Firestone had recalled the same tires in Saudi Arabia because ofanbsp;...

Title:Watchdogs and Whistleblowers: A Reference Guide to Consumer Activism
Author: Robert N. Mayer
Publisher:ABC-CLIO - 2015-07-20

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