Soberanía del consumidor y libertad de elección en países en desarrollo

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Gonzalo Ruiz Díaz


A partir de las nociones de libertad de proceso y de oportunidad de Amartya Sen, este artículo expone las condiciones necesarias para que el funcionamiento de los mercados tenga resultados compatibles con el concepto de la soberanía del consumidor formulado por Hutt. Estas condiciones están vinculadas al desarrollo de capacidades básicas de los consumidores, la promoción de mercados con opciones plurales y el acceso a mecanismos de justicia de consumo. Examina, además, el papel del Estado en el cumplimiento de esas condiciones en países en desarrollo.

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