Global Governance and Corporate Responsibility in Conflict Zones [NOOK Book]

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In this book, Moira Feil challenges the role of private actors in governance by focusing on the hard case of security. She assesses the political quality of corporate engagement by systematically differentiating governance contributions from broader corporate responsibility approaches as well as their direct and indirect connections to security. New empirical information on company cases from beverage production, telecommunications and petrol distribution sectors in Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo ...
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Global Governance and Corporate Responsibility in Conflict Zones

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Overview

In this book, Moira Feil challenges the role of private actors in governance by focusing on the hard case of security. She assesses the political quality of corporate engagement by systematically differentiating governance contributions from broader corporate responsibility approaches as well as their direct and indirect connections to security. New empirical information on company cases from beverage production, telecommunications and petrol distribution sectors in Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo reveals an array of company engagements, though no direct governance contributions to security. The explanatory model for company governance contributions draws on global governance, failed states and organisational research. The author suggests that contextual influences interplay with public and private sector leadership in fostering corporate contributions to governance. She highlights that context matters to governance expectations and that corporations have a role to play.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230349926
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 12/2/2011
  • Series: Global Issues
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • File size: 583 KB

Meet the Author

MOIRA FEIL is Senior Project Manager at Adelphi Research in Berlin, Germany, where she has worked extensively on interactions of natural resource management and environmental change with development, security and peace-building. Prior to this, she was a researcher at the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt, Germany.
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Table of Contents

Introduction
Businesses in War and Peace
Concepts of Socio-Political Corporate Engagement
A Framework of Analysis for Corporate Governance Contributions in Conflict Zones
Case Studies from Central Africa
Explanations for Corporate Engagement
Conclusion
Appendices
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