“There Is No Yardstick to Measure [Our Performance] With”: A Global Movement for Institutionalizing Unaccountability



Andrews explore how responsibilization occurs at the global level through the enactment of a corporation that abides by voluntary international ‘best practice’, and how such manifestation of the CSR discourse institutionalizes unaccountability. The chapter uses the UN Global Compact and the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights as examples of existing normative mechanisms that facilitate the enactment of the global corporation that is ethically conscious of and fully acquainted with its social obligations. Here too, Andrews employs grassroots voices to counterpoise the official expectations of these frameworks with the objective of highlighting how unaccountability, illegitimacy, and injustice could become institutionalized through such global governance discourses.


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  1. 1.Department of Global and International StudiesUniversity of Northern British ColumbiaPrince GeorgeCanada

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