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Corporate social responsibility in zones of conflict

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Rieper, Sarah

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Corporate Editor Freie Universität Berlin, FB Politik- und Sozialwissenschaften, Otto-Suhr-Institut für Politikwissenschaft Arbeitsstelle Internationale Politische Ökonomie
Abstract Departing from the previous focus on negative involvements of business in the political economy of war and its role in fuelling or causing conflict, transnational corporations are increasingly expected to contribute to conflict prevention, crisis management and post-conflict peace building. This paper analyzes under which conditions transnational corporations contribute to peace and security in zones of conflict. The question is explored in the framework of a comparative case study of Shell’s engagement in Nigeria and BP’s engagement in Azerbaijan. It is argued that transnational civil society activism, company and production characteristics and the role of the host state are crucial determinants of corporate engagement towards peace and security.
Keywords multinational corporations; global governance; corporate social responibility; responsibility; conflict management; prevention; peacekeeping; security; involvement
Classification Peace and Conflict Research, International Conflicts, Security Policy; Management Science
Document language English
Publication Year 2013
City Berlin
Page/Pages 67 p.
Series PIPE - Papers on International Political Economy, 18/2013
ISSN 1869-8468
Status Published Version; reviewed
Licence Basic Digital Peer Publishing Licence