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New Corporate Accountability Corporate Social Responsibility and the Law

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ISBN-10: 0521868181

ISBN-13: 9780521868181

Edition: 2007

Authors: Doreen McBarnet, Aurora Voiculescu, Tom Campbell

List price: $148.99
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The adoption by companies of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policies is routinely characterised as voluntary. But if CSR is self-governance by business, it is self-governance that has received a firm push from external social and market forces, from forces of social accountability. Law is also playing a more significant role than the image of CSR suggests, and this legal accountability - the focus of the book - is set to increase. Legal intervention should not, however, be seen as making social accountability redundant. Wider ethical standards and social and market forces are also necessary to make legal regulation effective. Law is being brought into play in innovative and indirect…    
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Book details

List price: $148.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/18/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 350
Size: 5.25" wide x 4.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.418
Language: English

List of Contributors
Introduction
Corporate Social Responsibility and the Law
Corporate social responsibility beyond law, through law, for law: the new corporate accountability
Bringing Law into Corporate Social Responsibility
Corporate social responsibility through contractual control? Global supply chains and 'other-regulation'
Corporate social responsibility and public procurement
Corporate codes of conduct: moral or legal obligation?
Corporate accountability through creative enforcement: human rights, the Alien Tort Claims Act and the limits of legal impunity
Bringing corporate social responsibility to the World Trade Organisation
Meta-regulation: legal accountability for corporate social responsibility
Expanding Legal Accountabilities: Company Law and Beyond
Disclosure law and the market for corporate social responsibility
The board as a path toward corporate social responsibility
The new corporate law: corporate social responsibility and employees' interests
Shareholder activism for corporate social responsibility: law and practice in the United States, Japan, France and Spain
The other European framework for corporate social responsibility: from the Green Paper to new uses of human rights instruments
Expanding Legal Accountabilities: Corporate Responsibility, Human Rights and the Environment
Changing paradigms of corporate criminal responsibility: lessons for corporate social responsibility
Corporate social responsibility and international law: the case of human rights and multinational enterprises
'The Norms are dead! Long live the Norms!' The politics behind the UN Human Rights Norms for corporations
Corporate environmental responsibility: law and the limits of voluntarism
Power and responsibility: why human rights should address corporate environmental wrongs
Moral and Analytical Issues in Corporate Social Responsibility and the Law
The normative grounding of corporate social responsibility: a human rights approach
Index