Corporate Actors in Global Governance

Corporate Actors in Global Governance : Business as Usual or New Deal?

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What part do/should corporate actors play in global governance? With regard to concerns over such issues as public health, education, human rights, and the environment, they arguably are influential. But what is the actual nature of their engagement, and what motivates it? What challenges do they face when they assume more responsibility in these spheres? Are they responsive to the normative environments in which they operate?

In answering these questions, the authors of Corporate Actors in Global Governance offer an empirically rich picture of the often contentious governance roles of corporations in today's global political economy.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 280 pages
  • 158.75 x 234.95 x 25.4mm | 566.99g
  • Boulder, CO, United States
  • English
  • 1626378037
  • 9781626378032
  • 3,423,472

Table of contents

Corporate Actors in Global Governance

M. Hofferberth

Business as Usual?

From Global to Local: Ford and Volkswagen's Management-Labor Relations in South Africa

J. Mikler and M. Cartwright

Promoting Human Rights Responsibilities: The Experience in Ghana's Gold-Mining Industry

U. Idemudia and C. Kwakyewah

Multistake Partnerships: Community Development Initiatives in the Extractive Sector

H.S. Dashwood

A Three-Way Relationship: Labor, Multinationals, and Local Suppliers

N. Helmerich

The Corporate Supply Chain as Global Governance

C. May

Dealing with Crises

Shaping Conflict: Corporate Actors in Community Engagement

T.D. Olsen

Security Value Over the Long Term: ExxonMobil and the Aceh Crisis

M. Hofferberth

Managing "Undesirable and Disruptive" Events: The Role of Private Security Companies in Complex Environments

R. DeWinter-Schmitt


The Changing Global Power of the Twenty-First-Century Corporation

J. Harrod
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About Matthew Hofferberth

Matthias Hofferberth is associate professor of political science at the University of Texas at San Antonio.
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