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Global Corporate Power

Global Corporate Power

Global Corporate Power

Global Corporate Power

  • By: Christopher May

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ISBN: 9788130931104

Bind: Hardbound

Year: 2015

Pages: 342

Size: 153 x 229 mm

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc.

Published in India by: Viva Books

Exclusive Distributors: Viva Books

Sales Territory: India, Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka


Conceptually innovative, topical, and broad ranging.. . This distinctive book does an excellent job of helping us to better understand the power of corporations in the international political economy.

—Tony Porter, McMaster University

This valuable book effectively reconceptualizes transnational corporations, examines their role in global governance, and assesses the promise and limitations of the movement for corporate social responsibility.
—David P. Rapkin, University of Nebraska


Exploring the diverse ways that corporations affect the practices and structure of the global political economy, this innovative work addresses three fundamental questions: How can the corporation be most usefully conceptualized within the field of IPE? Does global governance succeed in constraining the power of multinational corporations? To what extent has the movement for corporate social responsibility been fruitful?
The authors’ rich, detailed contributions-covering topics ranging from environmental governance to control of the internet, from the evolution of legal structures to issues of outsourcing-cogently reestablish the study of the corporation as a central concern for IPE.

Target Audience:

Important guidance for corporations who play a decisive role in International Political Economy.



Part 1: Conceptualizing the Corporation • The Century of the Corporation • Making the Modern Multinational • The Restructuring of Global Value Chains and the Creation of a Cybertariat

Part 2: Corporations and Global Governance • Global Governance and the Private Sector • Shaping International Corporate Taxation • Commercial Control of Global Electronic Networks • The Political Economy of the Firm in Global Environmental Governance

Part 3: Corporate Social Responsibility • Corporate Citizenship • Transnational Business Civilization, Corporations, and the Privatization of Global Governance • Instituting the Power to Do Good? • World Leaders and Bottom Feeders: Divergent Strategies Toward Social Responsibility and Resource Extraction

Part 4: Afterword • Global Corporate Power and the UN Global Compact • Bibliography • Index


About the Author:

Christopher May
 is professor of political economy in the Department of Politics and International Relations at Lancaster University. His recent publications include A Global Political Economy of Intellectual Property Rights: The New Enclosures? and Intellectual Property Rights: A Critical History.


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