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Author Wettstein, Florian.

Title Multinational corporations and global justice : human rights obligations of a quasi-governmental institution / Florian Wettstein
Published Stanford, Calif. : Stanford Business Books, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 410 pages)
Contents A plea for global justice -- Toward rights-based cosmopolitan justice : principles, obligations, and agents -- Principles of global justice -- Obligations of global justice -- Agents of global justice -- Theory of the quasi-governmental institution : power and authority in the global political economy -- Multinational corporations between depoliticization of the economy and economization of politics : unfolding the neoliberal paradox -- Political power and authority of multinational corporations -- When multinational corporations act like governments -- Multinational corporations as primary agents of justice : the duty to respect, protect, and proactively realize human rights -- Challenging common perceptions : some preliminary conceptual reflections on multinational corporations' obligations of justice -- Making sense of multinational corporations' obligations of justice -- A look into the future : restoring democracy in the global age
Summary This book addresses the changing role and responsibilities of large multinational corporations (MNCs) in the global political economy. It makes connections between current debates and streams of thought, bringing together global justice, human rights, and corporate responsibility. Conceiving of corporate social responsibility (CSR) from this unique perspective, the author takes readers well beyond the limitations of conventional notions, which tend to focus on either beneficence or pure charity
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 363-397) and index
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Subject Human rights.
International business enterprises -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Social responsibility of business.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0804772606 (electronic bk.)
9780804772600 (electronic bk.)
(cloth ; alk. paper)