By Jane Lister
''Public hindrance approximately worsening international environmental and social stipulations has ended in skepticism concerning the efficacy of voluntary company social accountability (CSR) courses, and to strain for governmental CSR engagement. one of many first reports to enquire the function of the kingdom in CSR, this ebook presents perception into the hot governance version of private-public co-regulation rising round the globe. studying wooded area certification in Canada, the U.S., and Sweden, Lister attracts on large interviews with specialists to provide exact proof on CSR governance, finally arguing the significance of CSR as a complement to instead of an alternative choice to nation regulation.''--Publisher description. Read more...
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26 It is not clear, however, whether it is appropriate to apply these same criteria concerning Co-Regulating Corporate Social Responsibility 33 the ideal of democratic governance on the part of government to private CSR non-state governance mechanisms. Although a definition of good governance with which to assess non-state private governance standards in either domestic or global realms has not yet been established, several applied efforts have emerged in an attempt to define and assess CSR initiatives.
Classifying Self-Regulatory Policy Instruments From a political science perspective, self-regulation has traditionally referred to a state’s delegation of regulatory powers to nongovernmental bodies. As explained above, self-regulation represents the low-coercion end of the scale of regulatory tools that governments can employ. Self-regulation is not a new concept. For example, there is a long history of governments sanctioning self-regulation in the broadcasting, communications, and financial sectors.
This section concludes with an overview of the underlying objectives of an optimal co-regulatory policy mix. Prescriptive versus Voluntary Policy Tools Governments depend on markets for the efficient provision of goods and services that enhance social well-being. Markets depend on government rules to function efficiently and fairly. Achieving an optimum public/private balance of state intervention and market freedom is the subject of ongoing political debate. At one end of the spectrum are those who advocate “civic governance,” whereby the state is required to intervene to protect the public good.
Corporate social responsibility and the state : international approaches to forest co-regulation by Jane Lister