Consumer law
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught in Autumn Semester 2009/10 This module looks at the role of the law in regulating business in the interests of consumers. Suitable for: Second and final year undergraduates Professor P.R Cartwright, School of Law Peter Cartwright has been Professor of Consumer Protection Law at the University of Nottingham since 2004. He previously worked at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, where he obtained his Ph.D.
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Doing the right thing : corporate social responsibility in a global marketplace
Globalisation, mass consumer awareness and public accountability are all factors in persuading companies to adopt ethical policies. As companies become more accountable not only for their own actions but for those within their supply chain, they have to adapt to ensure success within the context of the global society they operate in. Professor Jeremy Moon (Professor of Corporate Social Responsibility at the University of Nottingham Business School and Director of the International Centre for Cor
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"A Sweepstakes Attracts Attention": Corporate Executives Defend Sweepstakes Promotions
In the 1960s, lottery-like contests designed to publicize products through sweepstakes competitions spread rapidly. In the 19th century, every state banned lotteries--defined as competitions in which chances to win prizes were sold÷to protect citizens. In 1868, Congress prohibited the distribution of lottery materials through the mail. The mid-20th century sweepstakes, however, did not require contestants to purchase tickets or products to win prizes and were thus considered legal. In 1966, the
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Serious Questions of Fairness, Ethics, and Legality: Congress Investigates Sweepstakes Promotions
In the 1960s, lottery-like contests designed to publicize products through sweepstakes competitions spread rapidly. In the 19th century, every state banned lotteries--defined as competitions in which chances to win prizes were sold--to protect citizens. In 1868, Congress prohibited the distribution of lottery materials through the mail. The mid-20th century sweepstakes, however, did not require contestants to purchase tickets or products to win prizes and were thus considered legal. In 1966, the
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Hypoxia Zone: Modeling Stratified Waters
Sampling of aquatic microorganisms reveals a surprising feature of many open water systems - stratification. Students can model the effects of reducing nutrient loads to surface waters on microbial populations and oxygen levels within the Mississippi River basin and Gulf of Mexico Hypoxia Zone. Planktonic and benthic microbes occupy distinct zones in stratified water columns. Explore how the benthic consumer populations respond to environmental cues such as changes in sunlight, wind effects, o
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NIST in Your House
This site illustrates the impact that the National Institute of Standards and Technology has on daily life. Visitors can read about the standards that help ensure the safety and suitability of construction materials, packaging, consumer electronics, home appliances, timing, cooling and heating equipment, and health products.
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Statistics in Psychosocial Research: Measurement
Presents quantitative approaches to measurement in the psychological and social sciences. Topics include the principles of psychometrics, including reliability and validity; the statistical basis for latent variable analysis, including exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis and latent class analysis; and item response theory. Draws examples from the social sciences, including stress and distress, social class and socioeconomic status, personality; consumer satisfaction, functional impairme
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The main objective of this course is to give broad insight into the different facets of transportation systems, while providing a solid introduction to transportation demand and cost analyses. As part of the core in the Master of Science in Transportation program, the course will not focus on a specific transportation mode but will use the various modes to apply the theoretical and analytical concepts presented in the lectures and readings. Introduces transportation systems analysis, stressing d
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Changes to Financial Regulations: Proposals
An interview with Morningstar markets editor Jeremy Glaser who gives his opinion about changes to consumer protection provisions in proposed laws. This is for advanced students and opens the door for some good debates.
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Deflation Explained
This video explains how a decrease in the price of goods may adversely affect everyone in the economic chain. As people wait for the price of goods to fall (i.e., wait for the lowest prices), deflation may ultimately result due to lack of consumer purchasing. (2:46)
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Douglas Dixon, Manifest Technology: The Joys and Ploys of Little Toys
Lunch 'n Learn presentation: Gadget nirvana -- or device hell? Doug Dixon explores this messy world of consumer electronics, looking at developing trends, new technologies, and colliding markets: - Connected home: Purchased content is becoming less encumbered, with DRM-free MP3 downloads and managed transfers within the connected home. But do you really want TV on your PC, or PC features on your TV? And who will control the box that bridges the two worlds, the cable company or Apple TV? - Digi
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Lunch 'n Learn presentation: When e-books began to appear in the early 2000’s, there was speculation about the demise of the printed book. While that clearly did not come to pass, e-books did become a staple of the reference holdings of many libraries. Since then, both the library and consumer markets have matured, and despite all predictions and speculations, at Princeton University Library, print books and e-books have continued to co-exist quite nicely. Princeton University Press feels that
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Lunch 'n Learn presentation: When e-books began to appear in the early 2000’s, there was speculation about the demise of the printed book. While that clearly did not come to pass, e-books did become a staple of the reference holdings of many libraries. Since then, both the library and consumer markets have matured, and despite all predictions and speculations, at Princeton University Library, print books and e-books have continued to co-exist quite nicely. Princeton University Press feels that
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Lunch 'n Learn presentation: Doug Dixon (Manifest Technologies) presents the latest toys from the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show. Flash memory and solid state drives abound in thumb drives, video cameras, etc. Is the hard drive, as we know it, soon to be a thing of the past? For more information see http://blogs.princeton.edu/itsacademic/2009/04/flash_forward_the_rise_of_small_tech_gadgets.html.
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Tackling Consumer Affairs - Ed Doolan, BBC
Ed Doolan presents BBC WM’s popular consumer affairs programme every weekday from 10am to 1pm and his Biographical series “The Other Side of ….....” which is heard Sundays at 12 noon and Fridays at 8pm. Ed was born in Sydney, Australia on July 20th, 1941. After a ten year career as a school teacher in Sydney, Edinburgh and London, he moved to Cologne, taking his first step into broadcasting with Radio Deutsche Welle, the German World Service, in 1970. From 1974 to 1982 Ed was a presenter
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John Waite presents Radio 4’s award-winning investigative journalism programme Face The Facts, which has been a fixture in the Radio 4 schedules for 16 years and for which John has won 3 Sony Radio Awards as either Reporter or Broadcaster of the year. He also co-presents Radio 4’s daily consumer affairs programme You and Yours.
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Business, NGOs and the challenge of sustainability
Today's consumer driven culture is ecologically unsustainable; this fact poses a clear challenge to governments who must agree responses to climate change and other issues. But what role can business play? Jim Leape, Director General and Chief Executive of WWF International, explains how companies can help drive a shift to sustainability in their sectors and more broadly, the roles that NGOs can play in catalysing such a shift.
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