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The business of human rights : an evolving agenda for corporate responsibility

Author: Aurora Voiculescu; Helen Yanacopulos
Publisher: London ; New York : Zed Books, ©2011.
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As multinational corporations have become truly globalised, demands for global standards on their behaviour are increasingly difficult to dismiss. Work conditions in sweatshops, widespread destruction of the environment, and pharmaceutical trials in third world countries are only the tip of the iceberg. This timely collection of essays addresses the interface between the calls for corporate social responsibility and  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Aurora Voiculescu; Helen Yanacopulos
ISBN: 9781848138629 1848138628 9781848138636 1848138636 9781848138643 1848138644
OCLC Number: 662407380
Notes: "The Open University."
Description: viii, 245 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Human rights in business contexts: an overview / Aurora Voiculescu and Helen Yanacopulos --
Human rights and the normative ordering of global capitalism management / Aurora Voiculescu --
Brands, corporate social responsibility and reputation management / Fiona Harris --
Transforming labour standards into labour rights / Piya Pangsapa and Mark J. Smith --
Violent corporate crime, corporate social responsibility and human rights / Gary Slapper --
Access to medicines: intellectual property rights, human rights and justice / Keren Bright and Lois Muraguri --
Foundations actors of change? / Helen Yanacopulos --
Combating transnational corporate corruption: enhancing human rights and good governance / John Hatchard --
Business in zones of conflict: an emergent corporate security responsibility? / Nicole Dietelhoff and Klaus Dieter Wolf --
Human rights, ethics and international business: the case of Nigeria / Olufemi Amao --
Clusters of injustice: human rights, labour standards and environmental sustainability / Mark J. Smith and Piya Pangsapa.
Responsibility: edited by Aurora Voiculescu and Helen Yanacopulos.
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