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dc.contributor.authorBendell, Jem*
dc.contributor.editorEade, Deborahen
dc.date.accessioned2011-05-24T09:56:44Zen
dc.date.available2011-05-24T09:56:44Zen
dc.date.issued2005-06-01en
dc.identifier.issn0961-4524en
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/09614520500075813en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10546/130747en
dc.descriptionStakeholder dialogue, participation, and partnership have become mainstream concepts in international development policy, in particular in the field of corporate social responsibility (CSR). However, the accountability of multi-stakeholder initiatives on CSR to their intended beneficiaries in the global South is increasingly questioned. This paper looks at how the agendas of some initiatives in the areas of ethical trade and sustainability reporting are driven by what Western NGOs push for, what large companies consider feasible, and what consultants and accountants seek to provide. It describes how the resulting practices and discourse restrict change and marginalise alternative approaches developed by Southern stakeholders. It is argued that enthusiasm for stakeholder dialogue, participation, and partnership in CSR matters, and beyond, needs to be reconceived with democratic principles in mind. 'Stakeholder democracy' is offered as a conceptual framework for this endeavour, and some recommendations are made for NGOs, companies, and governments.<p>This article is hosted by our co-publisher Taylor & Francis.</p>en
dc.format.extent13en
dc.format.mimetypePDFen
dc.language.isoEnglishen
dc.publisherOxfam GBen
dc.publisherRoutledgeen
dc.relation.urlhttp://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/in-whose-name-the-accountability-of-corporate-social-responsibility-130747
dc.subjectApproach and methodology
dc.subjectTrade
dc.titleIn whose name? The accountability of corporate social responsibilityen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.identifier.eissn1364-9213en
dc.identifier.journalDevelopment in Practiceen
oxfam.signoff.statusFor public use – can be shared outside Oxfamen
oxfam.subject.keywordDevelopment methods
oxfam.subject.keywordCorporate responsibility
oxfam.subject.keywordTrade policy
oxfam.subject.keywordDevelopment in Practice Journal
oxfam.subject.keywordDiP
prism.issuenameDevelopment and the Private Sectoren
prism.number3 & 4en
prism.volume15en
dc.year.issuedate2005en


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