Corporate Social Responsibility?Human Rights in the New Global Economy

Corporate Social Responsibility?Human Rights in the New Global Economy

Charlotte Walker-Said and John D. Kelly

Print publication date: 2016

ISBN: 9780226244273

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Abstract

This volume presents CSR as a series of economic and political strategies that are currently shifting the focus of international human rights activism and signaling the rise of new forms of global governance. In as much as the work demonstrates the limitations of CSR and offers a critical perspective on corporate techniques of market domination, it also posits a future for CSR within the human rights movement. This volume's contributors engage directly with the conduct and objectives of corporations, moving beyond discussions of markets and economic policy to examine how particular corporate agents have shaped realities on the ground.

Table of Contents

Front Matter

Chapter One Introduction

Charlotte Walker-Said

Chapter Eleven The Virtue of Voluntarism

Ursula Wynhoven Yousuf Aftab

Final Thoughts and Acknowledgments

John D. Kelly and Charlotte Walker-Said

End Matter