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Corporate Social Responsibility?

Human Rights in the New Global Economy

Edited by Charlotte Walker-Said and John D. Kelly

Corporate Social Responsibility?

Edited by Charlotte Walker-Said and John D. Kelly

392 pages | 3 halftones | 6 x 9 | © 2015
Paper $30.00 ISBN: 9780226244303 Published September 2015
Cloth $90.00 ISBN: 9780226244273 Published September 2015
E-book $30.00 About E-books ISBN: 9780226244440 Published September 2015
With this book, Charlotte Walker-Said and John D. Kelly have assembled an essential toolkit to better understand how the notoriously ambiguous concept of corporate social responsibility (CSR) functions in practice within different disciplines and settings. Bringing together cutting-edge scholarship from leading figures in human rights programs around the United States, they vigorously engage some of the major political questions of our age: what is CSR, and how might it render positive political change in the real world?
           
The book examines the diverse approaches to CSR, with a particular focus on how those approaches are siloed within discrete disciplines such as business, law, the social sciences, and human rights. Bridging these disciplines and addressing and critiquing all the conceptual domains of CSR, the book also explores how CSR silos develop as a function of the competition between different interests. Ultimately, the contributors show that CSR actions across all arenas of power are interdependent, continually in dialogue, and mutually constituted. Organizing a diverse range of viewpoints, this book offers a much-needed synthesis of a crucial element of today’s globalized world and asks how businesses can, through their actions, make it better for everyone. 
Review Quotes
Business Ethics Quarterly
"Highlights the broad range of activities that fall within CSR and usefully documents the impact of CSR on the broader human rights movement and its incursions into areas such as criminal and humanitarian law that are underexplored."
Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute
"This interdisciplinary collection contains an interesting array of different outlooks."
David Chandler, author of Resilience: The Governance of Complexity
“The editors do a great job in assembling interdisciplinary expertise to give a nuanced examination of the development of codes of conduct for corporate social responsibility; this is a volume that could not be timelier considering the growing role of corporations at the heart of governance innovations both at home and abroad.”
Cynthia Williams, coeditor of The Embedded Firm
“This edited collection presents a much-needed interdisciplinary perspective on the accomplishments and weaknesses of corporate social responsibility, offering sound theoretical contributions and in-depth case studies. The CSR trend in business is so well established that it is time for trenchant, informed criticism such as is found here.”
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