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Title The political role of corporate citizens : an interdisciplinary approach / edited by Karin Svedberg Helgesson and Ulrika Mörth
Published [Basingstoke] : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (229 pages)1 volumes : illustrations (black and white, and colour)
Series Palgrave studies in citizenship transitions
Palgrave studies in citizenship transitions series.
Contents 1. Introduction: Corporate citizenship and the political role of the corporation; Karin Svedberg Helgesson and Ulrika M̲rth -- 2. Corporations and clientelism: The problem of democratic accountability for corporate citizenship; Steven Gerencser -- 3. citizenship, identity and the corporation: exploring new avenues of political mediation; Andrew Crane, Dirk Matten and Jeremy Moon -- 4. Inadvertent citizens: corporate citizenship and moral actorhood; Boris Holzer -- 5. Standards, triple bottom lines and balanced scorecards: shaping the metaphor of corporate citizenship with calculative infrastructures; Fabrizio Panozzo -- 6. Revisiting corporate citizenship theory and practice from the perspective of local communities in Africa: Lessons from Nigeria; Uwafiokun Idemudia -- 7. Various corporate citizenships in bottom of the pyramid markets; Celine Cholez and Pascal Trompette -- 8. Citizenship, choice, and social equality in welfare services; Paula Blomqvist -- 9. Corporate citizens and 'the War on Terror'; Karin Svedberg Helgesson and Ulrika M̲rth -- 10. Conclusions: The political role of corporations; Karin Svedberg Helgesson and Ulrika Morth
Summary In a society where the role of corporations and the state is in flux, this volume explores how the concept of citizenship has been transformed with the entrance and involvement of other actors, primarily corporations and non-governmental organizations, in the protection and provision of citizenship without the nation-state. Examining the economic effects of globalization and citizenship, this interdisciplinary collection questions what ideas on corporate citizenship may say about the ongoing publicization of the corporation. What is the role of the corporate citizen in the public domain? How does that new role transgress traditional notions of what corporations are and ought to be? And what are the implications of these developments for the welfare state and democracy at large? This book uses the notion of a citizenship for corporations as a devise for delineating and analyzing the political role of the corporation in the public domain. It will appeal to a wide range of scholars in political science, organization and management, business and society and political economy. Its international contributors include Paula Blomqvist, Celine Cholez, Andrew Crane, Steven Gerencser, Boris Holzer, Uwafiokun Idemudia, Dirk Matten, Jeremy Moon, Fabrizio Panozzo and Pascal Trompette
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from title details screen (Palgrave Connect, viewed Aug. 28, 2013)
Subject Citizenship.
Corporations -- Political activity.
Form Electronic book
Author Helgesson, Karin Svedberg, 1966-
Mörth, Ulrika, 1962-
ISBN 1137026820 (electronic bk.)
9781137026828 (electronic bk.)