Corporate responsibility for global environmental change?
Kolleck, Nina ;  Freie Universität Berlin, Fachbereich Politik- und Sozialwissenschaften, Forschungsstelle für Umweltpolitik

Main titleCorporate responsibility for global environmental change?
Subtitlethe discursive power of business
AuthorKolleck, Nina
InstitutionFreie Universität Berlin, Fachbereich Politik- und Sozialwissenschaften, Forschungsstelle für Umweltpolitik
No. of Pages26 S.
KeywordsDiscursive Power of Business; Global Governance; Corporate
Classification (DDC)300 Social sciences
AbstractRecently, business representatives have begun to create networks that
contribute to shaping the sustainable development agenda by influencing the
establishment of norms, institutions and discourses. At the same time, there is
a wide consensus that the power of transnational private actors in global
governance has been neglected by scholars of International Relations (IR) and
International Political Economy (IPE). In the past few years, new theoretical
frameworks have been developed in order to identify different dimensions of
business power in global governance. These approaches commonly observe
the growing importance of the discursive power of business representatives
and the lack of studies in this field. This paper refers to the research gap and
explores how multinational companies implement discursive power in order to
shape the discourse on sustainable development. Furthermore, it is argued
that the specific social constructions of the concept of ‘sustainable
development’ demonstrate ambivalences that the corporations have to deal
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FU DepartmentProceedings of the Berlin Conferences on   Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change
Year of publication2010
Type of documentConferencepresentation
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