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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.
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.