Corporations and Citizenship: Business, Responsibility and Society

Andrew Crane, Dirk Matten, Jeremy Moon

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Abstract

It is widely accepted that corporations have economic, legal, and even social roles. Yet the political role of corporations has yet to be fully appreciated. Corporations and Citizenship serves as a corrective by employing the concept of citizenship in order to make sense of the political dimensions of corporations. Citizenship offers a way of thinking about roles and responsibilities among members of polities and between these members and their governing institutions. Crane, Matten and Moon provide a rich and multi-faceted picture that explores three relations of citizenship - corporations as citizens, corporations as governors of citizenship, and corporations as arenas of citizenship for stakeholders - as well as three contemporary reconfigurations of citizenship - cultural (identity-based), ecological, and cosmopolitan citizenship. The book revolutionizes not only our understanding of corporations but also of citizenship as a principle of allocating power and responsibility in a political community.

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCambridge, U. K.
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages250
ISBN (Print)9780521848305
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2008

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