Corporations and Citizenship by Andrew CraneCorporations and Citizenship by Andrew Crane

Corporations and Citizenship

byAndrew Crane, Dirk Matten, Jeremy Moon

Paperback | September 29, 2008

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It is widely accepted that corporations have economic, legal, and even social roles. Yet the political role of corporations has yet to be fully appreciated. Corporations and Citizenship serves as a corrective by employing the concept of citizenship in order to make sense of the political dimensions of corporations. Citizenship offers a way of thinking about roles and responsibilities among members of polities and between these members and their governing institutions. Crane, Matten and Moon provide a rich and multi-faceted picture that explores three relations of citizenship - corporations as citizens, corporations as governors of citizenship, and corporations as arenas of citizenship for stakeholders - as well as three contemporary reconfigurations of citizenship - cultural (identity-based), ecological, and cosmopolitan citizenship. The book revolutionizes not only our understanding of corporations but also of citizenship as a principle of allocating power and responsibility in a political community.
Title:Corporations and CitizenshipFormat:PaperbackDimensions:264 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.59 inPublished:September 29, 2008Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521612837

ISBN - 13:9780521612838


Table of Contents

List of figures; List of tables; Foreword; Preface; 1. Introducing corporations and citizenship; Part I. Corporations and Citizenship Relationships: 2. Corporations as citizens; 3. Corporations as governments; 4. Stakeholders as citizens; Part II. Corporations and Citizenship Reconfigurations: 5. Citizenship identities and the corporation; 6. Citizenship ecologies and the corporation; 7. Citizenship, globalization and the corporation; 8. Conclusions; References; Index.

Editorial Reviews

"A comprehensive and sophisticated analysis of the implications of understanding the corporation as a citizen. It should stimulate fresh thinking about the political, social and environmental responsibilities of the firm and the role it can and should play in contemporary society."
David Vogel, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley