Mark J. Smith and Piya Pangsapa
Environment, global society, politics, gender, corporations, environmental movements
As writers, campaigners and academics, Pangsapa and Smith seek to explore how ideas can make a difference in politics, gender, global society and the environment. With a focus on the politics behind social responsibility, this book separates itself from the competition by exploring voluntary initiatives and their effect on corporate behaviour. As per the reviewer, while most CSR books focus only on success stories, this book clearly intends to give us both successes and failures. It will fill an important gap in the literature on CSR by its focus on what is actually happening on the ground with respect to CSR an analysis that must, as the authors do, critically examine the effectiveness of various CSR initiatives. This strategically important book on civic engagement highlights the increased relevance of responsibility, obligations and duties for a range of political agencies, including intergovernmental bodies, states, NGOs, labour and environmental movements, private corporations, communities and academics.
Mark J. Smith and Piya Pangsapa, Responsible Politics: Bringing Together Labor Standards, Environment, and Human Rights in the Global Corporate Economy (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011)