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Transnationellt ansvar : en analys av transnationella företags Corporate Social Responsibility och dess innebörd för mänskliga rättigheter

Drangnell Ek, Viktor LU (2013) MRSG20 20122
Human Rights Studies
Abstract
During the years 1964-1992 Chevron (under the Texaco brand) drilled for oil in the Amazon, leaving behind what would be referred to as”the Chernobyl in the Amazon”.
With the ability to be everywhere and nowhere, with capital and power, transnational corporations dictate the premises on which they can be hold accountable for human rights abuses. This essay aims at investigating TNCs responsibilities for human rights through their CSR, with a critical theory that questions whether CSR might as well harm the normative and universal stipulation of human rights.
Increasingly, global debate over transnational corporations and responsibility are characterized by political, judicial and moral arguments which imply duties on businesses. This... (More)
During the years 1964-1992 Chevron (under the Texaco brand) drilled for oil in the Amazon, leaving behind what would be referred to as”the Chernobyl in the Amazon”.
With the ability to be everywhere and nowhere, with capital and power, transnational corporations dictate the premises on which they can be hold accountable for human rights abuses. This essay aims at investigating TNCs responsibilities for human rights through their CSR, with a critical theory that questions whether CSR might as well harm the normative and universal stipulation of human rights.
Increasingly, global debate over transnational corporations and responsibility are characterized by political, judicial and moral arguments which imply duties on businesses. This essay finds that TNCs aim of profit maximization often is in conflict with human rights. During era of globalization, addressing responsibilities and obligations through CSR have become necessary to maintain a well-considered brand. But these self-imposed obligations often seem to promise more than they can deliver. A regulative system is often nowhere to be found. Sanctions can neither be made on a moral, political nor judicial level; hence the question of what CSR de facto does for human rights is arising. (Less)
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author
Drangnell Ek, Viktor LU
supervisor
organization
course
MRSG20 20122
year
type
L2 - 2nd term paper (old degree order)
subject
keywords
Human Rights, Transnational Corporation, Globalization, Corporate Social Responsibility, Chevron, mänskliga rättigheter
language
Swedish
id
3359699
date added to LUP
2013-02-26 11:52:33
date last changed
2014-09-04 08:27:37
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  abstract     = {During the years 1964-1992 Chevron (under the Texaco brand) drilled for oil in the Amazon, leaving behind what would be referred to as”the Chernobyl in the Amazon”. 
	With the ability to be everywhere and nowhere, with capital and power, transnational corporations dictate the premises on which they can be hold accountable for human rights abuses. This essay aims at investigating TNCs responsibilities for human rights through their CSR, with a critical theory that questions whether CSR might as well harm the normative and universal stipulation of human rights. 
	Increasingly, global debate over transnational corporations and responsibility are characterized by political, judicial and moral arguments which imply duties on businesses. This essay finds that TNCs aim of profit maximization often is in conflict with human rights. During era of globalization, addressing responsibilities and obligations through CSR have become necessary to maintain a well-considered brand. But these self-imposed obligations often seem to promise more than they can deliver. A regulative system is often nowhere to be found. Sanctions can neither be made on a moral, political nor judicial level; hence the question of what CSR de facto does for human rights is arising.},
  author       = {Drangnell Ek, Viktor},
  keyword      = {Human Rights,Transnational Corporation,Globalization,Corporate Social Responsibility,Chevron,mänskliga rättigheter},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Transnationellt ansvar : en analys av transnationella företags Corporate Social Responsibility och dess innebörd för mänskliga rättigheter},
  year         = {2013},
}