Ochrona konsumenta w gospodarce rynkowej
Consumer Protection in Market Economy
W artykule omówiono genezę idei ochrony konsumenta, rozwój konsumeryzmu w krajach zachodnich oraz stan ochrony konsumenta w Polsce.
In the times of quick development of market economy the consumer protection is a very important question. The article brings a short history of the consumer protection movement's and idea's development. This introduction is followed by a very detailed description of the present consumerism trends, its instruments and legislation - consumer's rights adopted in the USA, by the UNO and in the countries of the EEC. At the end the situation of consumer's protection in Poland is presented. This situation differs a lot from the situation of countries mentioned above. There is yet no legislation considering consumer's rights and the only consumer's organization - Consumer's Federation is not very powerful. As the transformation process of the whole Polish economic system into a market economy is going on following the world's trends we can expect that soon legislative protection of a consumer in Poland will be similar to other developed countries. (original abstract)