Corporations and Citizenship

Corporations and Citizenship

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Cambridge University Press
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Corporations and Citizenship

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521848305
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 09/22/2008
Series: Business, Value Creation, and Society Series
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

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.

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