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Corporate Social Responsibility and the Welfare State [electronic resource] : The Historical and Contemporary Role of CSR in the Mixed Economy of Welfare

By: Material type: Computer fileComputer filePublisher number: 9781409424512Publication details: Farnham : Ashgate Publishing Ltd, 2012.ISBN:
  • 9781409424529
Subject(s): Genre/Form: Additional physical formats: Print version:: Corporate Social Responsibility and the Welfare State : The Historical and Contemporary Role of CSR in the Mixed Economy of WelfareDDC classification:
  • 306.3094 658.4/08
LOC classification:
  • HD60 .B74 2011
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Contents:
Cover; Contents; Acknowledgements; List of Abbreviations; 1 Introduction; Why CSR is Relevant to Welfare State Politics and Research; Investigating the Relationship between CSR and the Welfare State; The Content of this Book; Part I Theory and Concepts; 2 Theoretical Framework; Introduction; The Mixed Economy of Welfare; Historical Institutionalism; Integrating the Mixed Economy Approach and Historical Institutionalism; Conclusion; 3 Corporate Social Responsibility; Introduction; Discourses of Corporate Social Responsibility; Discourses of Social Exclusion; Conclusion; Conclusion
6 CSR, Globalization and Anti-globalizationIntroduction; Globalization and the Emergence of an International CSR Agenda; England and Denmark: Different Degrees of Institutional Mediation; Norway and Sweden: Embracing CSR as Part of Internationalization; Germany and France: Tweaking Globalization CSR towards Employment Issues; Conclusion; Conclusion to Part II; Part III Case Study: Views from CSR Practitioners in England and Denmark; Introduction to Part III; 7 Is There a 'Social Case' for Corporate Social Responsibility?; Introduction
Measuring the Social Impacts of Corporate Social ResponsibilityPositive Perspectives: CSR as a Contribution to Welfare; Critical Perspectives on the Social Aspects of CSR; Conclusion: Navigating the Positive and Critical Voices; 8 CSR and the Changing Welfare State; Introduction; Change, Continuity, Convergence and Divergence in the CSR Unemployment Projects; CSR Past, Present and Future; Conclusion; 9 Conclusion; The Findings and the Future; Why Corporate Social Responsibility is Relevant to Welfare State Politics and Studies; Considerations on the Future of CSR; List of References; Index
Summary: Based on interviews with a wide spectrum of people who work with CSR in England, Denmark and in the EU Commission, the book argues that when CSR is linked to social exclusion it is a way of renegotiating responsibilities in mixed economies of welfare. By situating CSR within the conceptual framework of the mixed economy of welfare and using Historical Institutionalism as a theoretical perspective to explore and explain the relationship between the welfare state and CSR, this book makes an innovative contribution to critical debates in comparative social policy.
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Cover; Contents; Acknowledgements; List of Abbreviations; 1 Introduction; Why CSR is Relevant to Welfare State Politics and Research; Investigating the Relationship between CSR and the Welfare State; The Content of this Book; Part I Theory and Concepts; 2 Theoretical Framework; Introduction; The Mixed Economy of Welfare; Historical Institutionalism; Integrating the Mixed Economy Approach and Historical Institutionalism; Conclusion; 3 Corporate Social Responsibility; Introduction; Discourses of Corporate Social Responsibility; Discourses of Social Exclusion; Conclusion; Conclusion

6 CSR, Globalization and Anti-globalizationIntroduction; Globalization and the Emergence of an International CSR Agenda; England and Denmark: Different Degrees of Institutional Mediation; Norway and Sweden: Embracing CSR as Part of Internationalization; Germany and France: Tweaking Globalization CSR towards Employment Issues; Conclusion; Conclusion to Part II; Part III Case Study: Views from CSR Practitioners in England and Denmark; Introduction to Part III; 7 Is There a 'Social Case' for Corporate Social Responsibility?; Introduction

Measuring the Social Impacts of Corporate Social ResponsibilityPositive Perspectives: CSR as a Contribution to Welfare; Critical Perspectives on the Social Aspects of CSR; Conclusion: Navigating the Positive and Critical Voices; 8 CSR and the Changing Welfare State; Introduction; Change, Continuity, Convergence and Divergence in the CSR Unemployment Projects; CSR Past, Present and Future; Conclusion; 9 Conclusion; The Findings and the Future; Why Corporate Social Responsibility is Relevant to Welfare State Politics and Studies; Considerations on the Future of CSR; List of References; Index

Based on interviews with a wide spectrum of people who work with CSR in England, Denmark and in the EU Commission, the book argues that when CSR is linked to social exclusion it is a way of renegotiating responsibilities in mixed economies of welfare. By situating CSR within the conceptual framework of the mixed economy of welfare and using Historical Institutionalism as a theoretical perspective to explore and explain the relationship between the welfare state and CSR, this book makes an innovative contribution to critical debates in comparative social policy.