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Corporate Social Responsibility in the 21st Century

Debates, Models and Practices Across Government, Law and Business Bryan Horrigan, legal academic and practitioner. He has a Doctorate in Law from Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, currently the Louis Waller Chair of Law and Associate Dean (Research), Faculty of Law, Monash University, Australia
Professor Bryan Horrigan spans subjects as diverse and topical as global corporate responsibility and governance debates, practical guidelines for responsible businesses and their professional advisers, governmental roles in corporate social responsibility, corporations and human rights, and the new era of ‘enlightened shareholder value’. He also highlights an emerging transnational and comparative body of law, regulation, and practice on corporate social responsibility. Illustrated throughout with meaningful controversies and examples, the book also highlights the major recent global developments in corporate social responsibility already this century, focusing especially on Europe, the UK, North America, and Australasia, and charting its future regulatory and research directions worldwide.
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Publication Date: 2010
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This timely and thorough book offers one of the most wide-ranging, inter-disciplinary, and cross-jurisdictional analyses of corporate social responsibility so far in the 21st century.

Professor Bryan Horrigan spans subjects as diverse and topical as global corporate responsibility and governance debates, practical guidelines for responsible businesses and their professional advisers, governmental roles in corporate social responsibility, corporations and human rights, and the new era of ‘enlightened shareholder value’. He also highlights an emerging transnational and comparative body of law, regulation, and practice on corporate social responsibility. Illustrated throughout with meaningful controversies and examples, the book also highlights the major recent global developments in corporate social responsibility already this century, focusing especially on Europe, the UK, North America, and Australasia, and charting its future regulatory and research directions worldwide.

The book’s scholarly foundation, up-to-date coverage, and accessible style will appeal particularly to academic researchers and students of corporate social responsibility in the fields of law, business, management, economics, and political science in a number of countries. It will also be of great interest and use to those whose work involves corporate social responsibility within government, business, and civil society.
‘In his book, Corporate Social Responsibility in the 21st Century, Professor Bryan Horrigan offers a timely analysis of the outstanding scholarly debates, cross-jurisdictional initiatives, and interdisciplinary efforts worldwide. . . Horrigan offers a successful survey of CSR development in the leading developed economies of the world.’
– Ruth Gao, International Law and Politics

‘This book offers a wide-ranging, inter-disciplinary, and cross-jurisdictional analysis of corporate social responsibility in the 21st century. The subjects are both diverse and topical. . .’
– Long Range Planning

‘As corporate states join the universe of nation states, the challenge of securing both corporate social responsibility and accountability becomes one of the core challenges facing the social and legal order. Bryan Horrigan’s masterly, comprehensive account of this protean subject offers an assured guide for future thought and action.’
– Paul Redmond, Professor, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

‘CSR continues to be one of the most important aspects of business in the global economy – receiving much attention from business managers, government leaders and academics. While continuing to increase in prominence, there are many aspects and many approaches evolving in this global phenomenon. In this book Horrigan provides the most complete interdisciplinary analysis of these perspectives yet undertaken – combining theoretical insights with practical examples while pointing the way forward towards future developments.’
– David Crowther, Professor, De Montfort University, UK and Social Responsibility Research Network

‘In this book Professor Horrigan brings together the many facets of, and perspectives on, the concept [of CSR]. . . and he places them in the context of the development of thought in the crossover from the 20th to the 21st century. . . I doubt whether such an ambitious and comprehensive account of the concept has been previously attempted. There is no doubt that it is a hugely important subject in today’s world; and one which will not go away. I believe that the book will be valuable to all who need to deal with this issue, whether as government officials, regulators, businessmen, lawyers, academics, media commentators or concerned citizens.’
– The Right Honourable Lord Butler of Brockwell KG, GCB, CVO, was Secretary of the United Kingdom Cabinet and Head of the Home Civil Service from 1988 to 1998. 1998–2008 Master of University College Oxford and a Non-Executive Director of ICI plc and of HSBC Holdings, also Chairman of the Board's Corporate Social Responsibility Committee
Contents: Foreword by Lord Butler of Brockwell Preface Part I: Corporate Social Responsibility’s Contemporary Controversies and Architecture 1. Corporate Social Responsibility’s Contemporary Global Context 2. Concepts and Elements of Corporate Social Responsibility 3. Classic and New Debates About Corporate Social Responsibility Part II: Corporate Social Responsibility’s Regulatory Maps and Options 4. Mapping Governmental Frameworks and Roles on Corporate Social Responsibility 5. Charting the Regulation of Corporate Social Responsibility and its Reform 6. Sensitizing Boardroom Obligations to Corporate Social Responsibility Part III: Corporate Social Responsibility’s Applications and Futures 7. Recasting UK Corporate Law for the 21st Century 8. Putting Corporate Social Responsibility into Practice for Business 9. Corporate Social Responsibility’s Emerging Human Rights Challenges 10. Advancing the 21st Century Corporate Social Responsibility Agenda Bibliography Index