The Business of Human Rights: An Evolving Agenda for Corporate Responsibility
Thursday, January 13, 2011
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ISBN: 9781848138629 (PB) / 9781848138636 (HB)
Publisher: Zed Books
Format: Paperback, Hardback
About the Book
In a time when Multinational Corporations have become truly globalized, demands for global standards on their behaviour are increasingly difficult to dismiss. Work conditions in sweatshops, widespread destruction of the environment, and pharmaceutical trials in third world countries are only the tip of the iceberg.
This timely collection of essays addresses the grey area between Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) - the voluntary and unenforceable attempts at self-regulation by the industry - and demands for an extension of international Human Rights standards. Scholars from a vast variety of backgrounds provide accessible accounts of questions of law, politics, economics and international relations and how they relate to one another, whilst also encouraging non-legal perspectives on how businesses operate within and around human rights. The result is an essential introduction for a wide range of students and practitioners in development, law and business studies, in this emerging area of human rights.
Praise for the Book
'This book provides a very good selection of the range of issues of corporate responsibility in the area of human rights. The authors offer insightful engagement with a variety of issues based on application to relevant examples in practice and from different perspectives. It is a most interesting introduction to some of these important and difficult matters that affect the world.' - Professor Robert McCorquodale, Professor of International Law and Human Rights, University of Nottingham and Director of British Institute of International and Comparative Law