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

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ISBN13: 9780521844994
ISBN: 0521844991
Published: November 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £82.00
Paperback edition , ISBN13 9780521175203

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The 'corporate social responsibility' ('CSR') movement has been described as one of the most important social movements of our time. This book looks at what the CSR movement means for multinationals, for states and for international law. International law is often criticized for being too 'state-centred', and ill-equipped to deal with the challenges of globalization.

However, drawing from many and varied examples of state, NGO and corporate practice, this book argues that, while international law has its limitations, it presents more opportunities for the CSR regulation of multinationals than many people assume. The main obstacles to better regulation are, therefore, not legal, but political.

  • Written in a style which makes the book accessible to both lawyers and non-lawyers
  • Contains an extensive bibliography and a short literature review (in chapter 1) which enable the reader to see how scholarship in this area has developed over time
  • Contains an accessible introduction to international law and law-making

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International Trade, Public International Law
Table of treaties, declarations and other international instruments
Table of cases
Table of statutes and statutory instruments
Part I. Regulatory Issues and Problems:
1. Multinationals and corporate social responsibility: a new regulatory agenda
2. Multinationals under international law
3. Multinationals under national law: the problem of jurisdiction
Part II. Home State Regulation of Multinationals:
4. New directions in extraterritorial regulation of CSR standards
5. Private claims for personal injury and environmental harm
Part III. International Regulation of Multinationals:
6. Towards an international law of CSR?
7. Multinationals and CSR: limitations and opportunities in international law