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

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

by Jennifer A. Zerk
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521175208

ISBN-13: 9780521175203

Pub. Date: 03/03/2011

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521175203
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/03/2011
Series:
Cambridge Studies in International and Comparative Law Series, #48
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

1Multinationals and corporate social responsibility : a new regulatory agenda7
2Multinationals under international law60
3Multinationals under national law : the problem of jurisdiction104
4New directions in extraterritorial regulation of CSR standards145
5Private claims for personal injury and environmental harm198
6Towards an international law of CSR?243
7Multinationals and CSR : limitations and opportunities in international law299

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