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23 J. Consumer Pol'y 1 (2000)

handle is hein.journals/jrncpy23 and id is 1 raw text is: Introductory Remarks

This special issue, which has been generously supported by a grant
from the EC Commission, Directorate General XI, and by the Rector
of the University of Bremen, reflects the Journal of Consumer Policy's
enduring commitment to the theme of Environment and Consumer
Policy. The articles are revised versions of papers presented at a
symposium that was held in Bremen, Germany, on September 18
and 19, 1998. The symposium was organized by the Journal in col-
laboration with the University of Bremen (Faculty of Law) and the
Aarhus School of Business (Department of Marketing). As intended,
the symposium functioned as a forum for intense discussion among
scientists from different European and overseas countries of the assis-
tance that the social and legal sciences can give to the development
of EU and national environmental policies which concern consump-
tion and consumer behaviour. Participation in the symposium was
by invitation only. The invited were all highly qualified researchers
in their respective fields, and the number of participants was limited
to 25. Participants represented law, economics, and the behavioural
sciences. By also limiting the number of papers presented during the
two days of the symposium, we ensured that much time was avail-
able for discussion of the papers, both by appointed discussants and
by the whole group.
The number and length of the contributions made it necessary to
divide the contents of the special issue into two parts. Part I appears
as No. 4 of Volume 22 (1999), whereas Part II appears as No. 1 of
Volume 23 (2000).
The papers in Part I are rooted in economics and behavioural
science. Bruno Frey argues in his paper that - in addition to their
intended effects - environmental policies may influence environmental
morale and that economic incentives, in particular, tend to under-
mine the morale. On the basis of a study of packaging choice, the
paper by John Thsgersen asserts that moral reasoning guides envi-
ronmentally relevant buying behaviour by consumers under certain
specified conditions. Based on a discussion of the factors which
influence proenvironmental consumer behaviours, the paper by Paul
Journal of Consumer Policy 23: 1-2, 2000.
© 2000 Kluwer Academic Publishers. Printed in the Netherlands.

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