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The business of human rights : an evolving agenda for corporate responsibility / edited by Aurora Voiculescu and Helen Yanacopulos.

Contributor(s): Voiculescu, Aurora | Yanacopulos, Helen | Zed Books.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on EBSCOhost.Publisher: London ; New York : Zed Books, c2011Description: 1 online resource (viii, 245 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9781848138643 (electronic bk.); 1848138644 (electronic bk.); 9781848138650 (electronic bk.); 1848138652 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Social responsibility of business | Corporate governance | Business ethics | Human rightsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Business of human rights.DDC classification: 658.4/08 LOC classification: HD2741 | .B88 2011ebOnline resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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.
Summary: 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 the demands for an extension of international human rights standards.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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.

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 the demands for an extension of international human rights standards.

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This edited collection of essays addresses issues of international human rights in a business context. Historically, these fields have developed separately. Human rights standards emerged from initiatives such as the United Nations' 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights and national laws, such as the Civil Rights Act of 1964 in the US. For the past several decades, businesses have voluntarily adopted corporate social responsibility (CSR) practices that overlap areas of human rights. Yet, these two disciplines speak a different vocabulary, have separate purposes, and set different goals. This book attempts to bridge the gap, at least from the perspective of how human rights standards can expand and define global business responsibilities. Topics include the relationship between branding and CSR; challenges faced by transnational corporations operating in war zones; the impact of prominent foundations ("philanthrocapitalists") on human rights; and the tension between the intellectual property rights of pharmaceutical companies and access to medicine. Although the essays discuss American-owned businesses, they are written by British academics. Useful as a supplemental resource in an international business or business ethics course. Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate students and above. T. R. Gillespie Northwest University

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Aurora Voiculescu is Senior Lecturer in Socio-Legal Studies and Human Rights in the Department of Advanced Legal Studies, School of Law, the University of Westminster (London). She is the co-editor (with D. McBarnet and T. Campbell) of The New Corporate Accountability: Corporate Social Responsibility and the Law (2007).Helen Yanacopulos is senior lecturer in International Politics and Development at The Open University. She is the co-editor of Civil War, Civil Peace (2005). She has acted as a consultant to various international agencies in matters of civil society, labour and human rights.

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