Multinationals and Corporate Social Responsibility: Limitations and Opportunities in International Law by Jennifer A. ZerkMultinationals and Corporate Social Responsibility: Limitations and Opportunities in International Law by Jennifer A. Zerk

Multinationals and Corporate Social Responsibility: Limitations and Opportunities in International…

byJennifer A. Zerk

Paperback | March 3, 2011

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The 'corporate social responsibility' ('CSR') movement has been described as one of the most important social movements of our time. This book looks at what the CSR movement means for multinationals, for states and for international law. International law is often criticized for being too 'state-centred', and ill-equipped to deal with the challenges of globalization. However, drawing from many and varied examples of state, NGO and corporate practice, this 2006 book argues that, while international law has its limitations, it presents more opportunities for the CSR regulation of multinationals than many people assume. The main obstacles to better regulation are, therefore, not legal, but political.
Title:Multinationals and Corporate Social Responsibility: Limitations and Opportunities in International…Format:PaperbackProduct dimensions:368 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.75 inShipping dimensions:9.02 × 5.98 × 0.75 inPublished:March 3, 2011Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521175208

ISBN - 13:9780521175203

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Table of Contents

Preface; Table of treaties, declarations and other international instruments; Table of cases; Table of statutes and statutory instruments; Abbreviations; Introduction; Part I. Regulatory Issues and Problems: 1. Multinationals and corporate social responsibility: a new regulatory agenda; 2. Multinationals under international law; 3. Multinationals under national law: the problem of jurisdiction; Part II. Home State Regulation of Multinationals: 4. New directions in extraterritorial regulation of CSR standards; 5. Private claims for personal injury and environmental harm; Part III. International Regulation of Multinationals: 6. Towards an international law of CSR?; 7. Multinationals and CSR: limitations and opportunities in international law; Bibliography.

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"This is by far the best book to date exploring various national and international legal means through which to improve the human rights performance of transnational firms. Zerk is thorough yet innovative, strongly committed to the realization of rights yet admirably flexible in how best to achieve that end. She examines the responsibilities of states and corporations in equal balance, concluding that neither can suffice by itself. This should be required reading for anyone concerned with these critical issues." John G. Ruggie, Kirkpatrick Professor of International Affairs and Director, Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business & Government, Harvard University;UN Secretary-General's Special Representative for Business & Human Rights