Business and Governance in South Africa: Racing to the Top? [NOOK Book]

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Under which conditions do companies engage in the provision of collective goods and services if the state lacks the capacity to do so? To what extent do multinational firms engage in a 'race to the top' fostering rather than undermining regulation? The empirical analyses in the individual chapters look at business responses to some of South Africa's most pertinent governance challenges, HIV/AIDS and environmental pollution. The contributors look at firms in four industry sectors: the automotive industry, the ...

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Overview

Under which conditions do companies engage in the provision of collective goods and services if the state lacks the capacity to do so? To what extent do multinational firms engage in a 'race to the top' fostering rather than undermining regulation? The empirical analyses in the individual chapters look at business responses to some of South Africa's most pertinent governance challenges, HIV/AIDS and environmental pollution. The contributors look at firms in four industry sectors: the automotive industry, the mining industry, the food and beverage industry and the textile industry. These four sectors comprise a significant number of foreign as well as local companies, with or without brand name, which cater to different market segments within South Africa, differ in size and are exposed to varying pressure from NGOs and foreign competitors.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781137237590
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 6/3/2013
  • Series: Governance and Limited Statehood
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 288
  • File size: 910 KB

Meet the Author

Tanja A. Börzel is Professor of Political Science and holds the Chair for European Integration at the Otto-Suhr-Institute for Political Science, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany. She is co-coordinator of the Research College "The Transformative Power of Europe" and directs the Jean Monnet Center of Excellence 'Europe and its Citizens'. Her research focus and teaching experience lie in the field of institutional theory and governance, European integration, and comparative regionalism.

Christian Thauer is Assistant Professor in International Relations at the Freie Universität Berlin, Germany, and currently Visiting Fellow at the Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington, USA. He holds a PhD from the European University Institute, Italy, and was awarded the International Studies Association International Political Economy Best Dissertation Price 2010-2011. His research and publication activities focus on businesses as political actors and governance providers.

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Table of Contents

PART I: INTRODUCTION
1. Business and Governance in Areas of Limited Statehood; Tanja A. Börzel
2. Business, Governance and Government in South Africa. The Legacy of Apartheid; Jana Hönke, Nicole Kranz, Anna Kristin Müller-Debus and Christian R. Thauer
PART II: FIGHTING HIV/AIDS IN SOUTH AFRICA
3. HIV/AIDS in South Africa; Anna Kristin Mueller-Debus & Christian R. Thauer
4. Coping with Uncertainty. The Automotive Industry and the Governance of HIV/AIDS in South Africa; Christian R. Thauer
5. Between Cause and Cure. The Mining Industry and HIV/AIDS Governance in South Africa; Jana Hönke
6. Beyond Customer Care. Does HIV/AIDS Matter to the South African Food and Beverage Sector?; Nicole Kranz
7. Stuck in the Shadow of Anarchy. HIV/AIDS Governance and the Textile Sector in South Africa; Anna Kristin Müller-Debus
PART III: FIGHTING ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION IN SOUTH AFRICA
8. Environmental Policy in South Africa; Nicole Kranz & Jana Hönke
9. Upgrading the Periphery? The Contribution of Car Companies to Environmental Governance in South Africa; Christian R. Thauer
10. Cleaning up their act, or more? Mining companies and environmental protection in South Africa; Jana Hönke and Nicole Kranz
11. Securing the Production Basis: Environmental Governance in the Food and Beverage Sector; Nicole Kranz
12 . A Race to the Bottom? Environmental Protection and the Textile Industry; Anna Kristin Müller-Debus
PART IV: CONCLUSIONS
13. Racing to the Top?; Tanja A. Börzel, Christian R. Thauer and Jana Hönke



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