Summary and Info
This book examines the concepts of corporate social responsibility (CSR) in the context of globalisation and its many challenges, focusing on different legal perspectives that arise. Particular problems presented include the varied definitions of CSR and the related dilemmas of opting for a self-regulatory approach or a greater level of external regulatory control. The roles of the state and the market and how they interrelate are considered in this book against a background of increased intervention by international institutions. The potential contribution of individual citizens and non-governmental organisations towards achieving a socially and environmentally responsible business behaviour is also given attention. These issues are of special concern in an era that calls for different political and regulatory activities than have been exploited traditionally. Highlighting the central importance of law, legal systems and the role of lawyers to the debate on CSR, this book will be of great interest to academics and policymakers. It will also appeal to students in law, especially company law, commercial law, and international law.