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Challenging choicesIdeology, consumerism and policy$
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Michael Clarke

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9781847423986

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847423986.001.0001

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When choice does not work

When choice does not work

(p.67) Four When choice does not work
Challenging choices

Michael Clarke

Policy Press

This chapter focuses on the alternatives to choice as a mechanism through intermediaries and provision. It notes that attitudes to choice vary very considerably between individuals. It analyses whether choice overwhelms or empowers consumers. It examines the benefits of consumer protection and the complications and advantages brought by provision. It examines the effect of increased choice through digitalisation of information, and the use of the internet to provide distribution and access.

Keywords:   intermediaries, choice, consumer protection, provision, digitalisation, internet

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