Corporate Social Responsibility for the Marginalized: Incorporating Human Rights and Civic Engagement in Business Activities
Corporations often perform in states with low or nonexistent regulatory control concerning human rights or the environment. In these spaces, there is a profitable place for good and bad actors. To break with the inherent structural violence and exploitation of the global economy, corporations must take a leadership role in human rights protection. This role involves the enlightened use of Corporate Social Responsibility and human rights discourse to strengthen positive business activity, the role of the state, and society’s realization of human rights and individual development. By exploring practical corporate measures to reach this end, this paper looks to the corporation as a progressive actor in human rights enforcement and protection.
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- New dj mix – City Soleil
- New dj mix that integrates Tango, Flamenco, Jazz, Brazilian Lounge, string instruments, and 50′s Soundtracks with electronic downtempo beats. My goal with this mix is to create a classy, tasteful, and refined lounge environment. Click here to download or listen (or right click and save link). Read more – ‘New dj mix – City Soleil’.
- Thoughts on the Resource Curse
- In Watt’s article Blood oil – The anatomy of a petro-insurgency in the Niger delta he argues that the myriad social interactions surrounding oil, which occur in multiple spaces and scales, operates within what he calls the “oil complex” – “a configuration of social, political, and economic forces” (Watts 2005, 9.6). Complicating notions of environmental [...] Read more – ‘Thoughts on the Resource Curse’.
- The Geographies of Race, Patents and Traditional Knowledge
- The evolution of patent law, from its historic beginnings to its current hegemonic state, reveals a dichotomy between patent protection and indigenous appropriation and exploitation. The patent system continues to protect novel inventions — even those with no use — and provides a legitimizing legal facade for the appropriation of traditional knowledges of the uses [...] Read more – ‘The Geographies of Race, Patents and Traditional Knowledge’.