Articles by Erin O'Brien

May 26, 2023

Why we need to embrace political investorism

Erin O'Brien
Investors’ political participation goes well beyond the traditional model of shareholder activism at AGMs. Yet the diversity of investors’ participation is not well recognised or conceptualised. Erin O’Brien argues for the adoption of ‘political investorism’ to capture diverse forms of investors’ political participation, and to distinguish between consumers and investors as political actors
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Erin O'Brien
Associate Professor, School of Justice, Queensland University of Technology

Erin is an Australian Research Council DECRA Fellow and Associate Professor in policy and politics.

Her research examines political advocacy and participation, with a current focus on the political mobilisation of consumers and investors, and the role of the state in enabling or suppressing market-based activism.

She tweets @eringobrien

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