This essay examines the notions of consumer in various incarnations as Grahak and Upbhokta, ethical consumer. alienated consumer, and the involuntary consumer in the context of consumer law and justice (CLJ) and consumer education. In many senses, the idea of ‘consumer’ is a recent idea as a market subject both to necessary and unnecessary market evils and modern law enacts ‘consumer protection’ as reform and rationalization of the market leaving intact the mode of production or the structures of the economy. That tension is aggravated by the further questions as to whether consumer rights are human rights. And these may remain marginal parts of conversations about consumer law but constitute almost the whole realms of consumer education, ethics, and justice. The paper focuses, in many ways, on this creative tension.
Baxi, Prof. Upendra
"EQUITY AND EXPEDITION IN CONSUMER LAW AND JUSTICE: SOME THORETICAL REFLECTIONS AND PRACTICAL CONCERNS,"
International Journal on Consumer Law and Practice: Vol. 11, Article 2.
Available at: https://repository.nls.ac.in/ijclp/vol11/iss1/2