CSR and the political corporation in law

Anna Beckers*

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In her article ‘Corporate Social Responsibility: The Great Shell Game’, Ellen Hertz suggests that there is an inherent danger of corporate social responsibility (CSR) to obscure the public/private divide. By means of strategically engaging with public interests, corporate CSR practices – that according to Hertz are practices deriving from the market – are able ‘to preempt and discredit attempts to define and carry out policies designed to protect the broader public interest’. CSR should be seen as ‘remediation at best’ that ideally needs to be replaced by ‘rules for business’ created by ‘the public’ and not those created by companies themselves.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)119-123
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Legal Anthropology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 8 Dec 2020

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