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Multinationals and Corporate Social Responsibility : Limitations and Opportunities in International Law :  Limitations and Opportunities in International Law - Jennifer A. Zerk

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

Limitations and Opportunities in International Law


Published: September 2010
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Explores what the CSR movement means for multinationals, for states and for international law.

Review of the hardback: 'This is by far the best book to date exploring various national and international legal means through which to improve the human rights performance of transnational firms. Zerk is thorough yet innovative, strongly committed to the realization of rights yet admirably flexible in how best to achieve that end. She examines the responsibilities of states and corporations in equal balance, concluding that neither can suffice by itself. This should be required reading for anyone concerned with these critical issues.' John G. Ruggie , Kirkpatrick Professor of International Affairs and Director, Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, Harvard University;UN Secretary-General's Special Representative for Business and Human Rights Review of the hardback: 'If you feel you need an insight into the debates that have shaped, and will certainly continue to shape, some of the international regulatory environment in the future, Jennifer Zerk's book ... is a good source.' Mallen Baker, Development Director for Business in the Community Review of the hardback: 'Jennifer Zerk is raising vital questions about the future governance and regulation of business. A new patchwork of codes, laws and regulations and multi-stakeholder agreements and private voluntary initiatives is beginning to emerge. With a lawyer's know-how but the breadth of a social scientist, Jennifer offers insight into the emerging shape of the rulebook for tomorrow's global company.' Mark Goyder, Director, Tomorrow's Company Review of the hardback: ' ... a refreshing and positive contribution to the legal perspective on the debate on CSR and the control of MNCs.' Olufemi O. Amao 'Zerk has given a comprehensive overview of the current state of CSR from a legal perspective. Despite its complex subject matter, the book distils core issues down and makes them very clear to a reader unfamiliar with the issues facing multinational corporations and their role in fostering international human rights. ... this work is a worthy addition to the academic literature in the field of corporate social responsibility. ... Zerk has produced a strongly argued work worthy of serious consideration.' Larry Cata , Backer, Law at the End of the Day '... this book provides the reader with an insightful summation of the principal challenges faced in advancing the CSR regulatory agenda, why such progress is difficult and highlights a potential toolbox of tactics to advance corporate accountability for human rights and environmental abuses.' Justine Nolan, The Modern Law Review

Table of treaties, declarations and other international instruments
Table of cases
Table of statutes and statutory instruments
Regulatory Issues and Problems
Multinationals and corporate social responsibility: a new regulatory agenda
Multinationals under international law
Multinationals under national law: the problem of jurisdiction
Home State Regulation of Multinationals
New directions in extraterritorial regulation of CSR standards
Private claims for personal injury and environmental harm
International Regulation of Multinationals
Towards an international law of CSR?
Multinationals and CSR: limitations and opportunities in international law
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ISBN: 9780521175203
ISBN-10: 0521175208
Series: Cambridge Studies in International and Comparative Law
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: September 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.49