Corporate Social Responsibility: Comparative Critiques

Hardcover | March 15, 2010

EditorK Ravi Raman, Ronnie D. Lipschutz

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Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has attracted a great deal of discussion and debate in the current phase of neoliberal globalization, both as a conceptual framework and as an apparently fresh facet of corporate culture, particularly with regard to business ethics, social and environmental sustainability, and human rights. While the corporate world is increasingly seen to be articulating its regard for social responsibility, critics continue to see this more as a myth than a reality. They point out that corporate capital is, in the final analysis, interested in accumulation alone. In this fascinating volume, a group of internationally renowned scholars discuss the discourses, practices and perspectives on CSR across a wide range of multicultural and multi-ethnic experiences from Canada, Europe, Latin America, Africa and Asia.

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Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has attracted a great deal of discussion and debate in the current phase of neoliberal globalization, both as a conceptual framework and as an apparently fresh facet of corporate culture, particularly with regard to business ethics, social and environmental sustainability, and human rights. While t...

K. RAVI RAMAN is Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of Social Anthropology, University of Manchester, UK. A political economist, he focuses his research on civil society-state/corporate relations, post-development social movements, political economy of development, and political-anthropology of state and state effects. Recent ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 9.7 × 5.69 × 0.9 inPublished:March 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230220770

ISBN - 13:9780230220775

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Table of Contents

Strange Bedfellows? Critiquing Corporate Social Responsibility; K.R.Raman
Corporate Social Responsibility in the Era of Capitalist Globalization; L.Sklair
Corporate Social Responsibility and the Problem of Human Rights: Who is Protecting Whom?; R.D.Lipschutz
The Opportunities and Limits of Corporate Support for Voluntary Activity in Canada: Evidence from Voluntary Organizations;
P.Bowles & F.MacPhail 
Indigenous/NGO Alliances Confronting Corporate/State Alliances: The Case of Jabiluka Uranium Prospect; K.Trebeck
Romania ltd. - A Case Study of Irresponsible Conduct in Human Resources; C.Crisan
Extractive Industries and Stunted States: Conflict, Responsibility and Institutional Change in the Andes; A.Bebbington
From Corporate Accountability to Shared Responsibility: Dealing with Pollution in a Peruvian Smelter Town; F.Li
Beyond Bureaucracies? The Struggle for Self-Determination and Social Responsibility in the Argentine Worker-Run Companies; A.Bryer
Business for Peace, or Peace for Business? The Role of Corporate Peace Activism in the Rise and Fall of Sri Lanka's Peace Process; R.Venugopal
Commercial Microfinance in India: Loan Angels or Loan Sharks; D.Ajit & K.R.Raman
Corporate Social Responsibility, Local Livelihood and Human Rights: The Case of Coca Cola in India; K.R.Raman
Land Acquisition: Impossibility of Corporate Social Responsibility; P.K.Basu
Shifting Terrain of Ethical Trade: Corporate and Civil Society Engagement in South African Agriculture; S.Barrientos & A.Kritzinger
Corporate Social Responsibility and the Problem of Human Rights: Who is Protecting Whom; R.D.Lipschutz 
Notes
Bibliography
Index