Politics of Globalization presents an up-to-date perspective on the kaleidoscopic politics of globalization. The authors analyze the existing definitions of capitalism and argue that globalization and the consequent growing multi-polarity in world politics is not a crisis but a proliferation of capitalisms. This network of capitalisms becomes the framework of the politics of the new globalization.

Globalization: Whither Socially Responsible Initiatives?

Globalization: Whither Socially Responsible Initiatives?

Globalization: Whither socially responsible initiatives?
Ananda DasGupta


During the late 1960's and 1970's, corporate social responsibility (CSR) emerged as a top management concern in both the United States and in Europe, only to seemingly ‘wither on the vine’ during the 1980's. Today, it is back on the agenda of many chief executive officers (CEOs). This time it is also on the agenda of governments, both national and local, as well as NGO's, consumer groups, investors and other actors in civil society. This chapter seeks to articulate and communicate what social responsibility means and why it makes good business sense to integrate it into business strategies and practices. It does this by:

  • Outlining some forces at work and trends affecting corporations.
  • Explaining six ...
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