© 2010

Corporate Social Responsibility and Regulatory Governance

Towards Inclusive Development?

  • Peter Utting
  • José Carlos Marques

Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)

About this book


This is the first of two volumes that examine the changing nature of state-business relations. This book assesses the potential and limits of CSR in developing countries, by focusing on aspects that are often ignored in the CSR literature: historical experience, theoretical perspectives, and institutional and political dimensions of change.


corporate social responsibility CSR Developing Countries development Governance Institution Policy poverty social policy sustainability work

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter Utting
    • 1
  • José Carlos Marques
    • 2
  1. 1.United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD)Switzerland
  2. 2.Markets, Business and Regulation ProgrammeUnited Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD)Switzerland

About the editors

Michael Blowfield, University of Oxford, UK Colin Crouch, Warwick Business School, UK Ruth Findlay-Brooks, University of Cambridge, UK Doris Fuchs, University of Münster, Germany Catia Gregoratti, Newcastle University, UK Paddy Ireland, University of Kent, UK Agni Kalfagianni, University of Stuttgart, Germany José Carlos Marques, McGill University, USA Ndangwa Noyoo, National Department of Social Development, South Africa Florence Palpacuer, University of Montpellier, France Renginee Pillay, University of Surrey, UK Ngai-Ling Sum, Lancaster University, UK Peter Utting, United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) James Van Alstine, University of Leeds, UK Rob van Tulder, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands Wayne Visser, Mannheim University, Germany Thurstan Wright, University of Cambridge, UK

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'This timely and important collection addresses many of the critical shortcomings in conventional approaches to CSR by emphasizing issues of power and the role of regulatory governance in promoting corporate responsibility, and restraining acts of corporate irresponsibility.' - Professor Peter Newell, School of International Development, University of East Anglia, UK

'Historically informed, theoretically sophisticated and empirically grounded, this excellent volume brings together an interdisciplinary group of prominent authors to provide a piercing examination of the practices, potential and limitations of CSR.' Professor David L. Levy, Department of Management and Marketing, University of Massachusetts, Boston, USA

'Ongoing and recent crises have raised profound questions about the effectiveness and virtues of corporate social responsibility and deregulation. However, concerns about the difficulties and costs of developing adequate, appropriate and effective regulation continue to command attention. This volume sheds much light on these complex issues.' - Jomo Kwame Sundaram, United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development