Corporate Social Responsibiity and the Law

Corporate Social Responsibiity and the Law

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Corporate Social Responsibility and the Law is a topic at the forefront of international legal debate, increasingly embedded into the legal curriculum worldwide. This proposed book aims to explore established and developing issues relating to law and CSR, providing students and researchers in the field with a thorough understanding of CSR in context.

CSR and the Law offers a thematic overview of major areas of debate, presenting illustrative examples and case studies from jurisdictions around the world. The text addresses the following major topics:

the commercial climate that surrounds and underpins CSR

the legal and policy frameworks that structure and regulate decision-making concerning CSR

the legal and governance techniques that have evolved in promoting CSR, as well as critical analysis of these techniques

how firms may respond to the different CSR approaches

Comprehensive and clearly written, this text offers a thorough resource that will be of benefit to those studying CSR, business law and human rights in law and business schools internationally.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 412 pages
  • 159 x 235mm
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138811572
  • 9781138811577

About Gary Lynch-wood

Gary Lynch-Wood is a Seniorã Lecturer in Law. He is the LLB Programme Director, theã Course Director for Legal Methods and Systems (a compulsory unit taught to all first-year undergraduates), and a core member of the China-EU School of Law (CESL).ã His specialist area relates to the corporate and commercial aspects of law, corporate social responsibility and governance.ã He has published widely on these issues in leading journals (e.g.,ã Journal of Law and Society,ã Journal of Business Ethics, Environmental Politics), and he also runs a successful postgraduate module on the regulatory aspects of corporate social responsibility. Gary is also a core member of `ManReg' (The Manchester Centre for Research on Regulation, Governance and Security). In 2013, Gary was very proud to receive a Manchester University Law Society award in recognition ofã his contribution to student learning and the student experience.

Amanda Zambellas is LLM course director at the Open University, UK.
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Table of contents

Chapter One: The Nature of Global Business
Chapter Two: The Nature of CSR
Chapter Three: Why Law and Regulation?
Chapter Four: CSR Policy
Chapter Five: Firms and CSR
Chapter Six: Understanding Legal Change
Chapter Seven: CSR, Traditional Law and the Corporate Criminal
Chapter Eight: New Forms of Reporting and Disclosure
Chapter Nine: Economic Instruments
Chapter Ten: Self Regulatory Frameworks for CSR
Chapter Eleven: CSR and International Law
Chapter Twelve: The Nature of Human Rights
Chapter Thirteen: CSR and Human Rights
Chapter Fourteen: CSR and Civil Society
Chapter Fifteen: Detailed Case Studies
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