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The Greening of Business in Developing Countries: Rhetoric, Reality and Progress

By: Peter Utting

336 pages, Figs, tabs

Zed Books

Paperback | Jun 2002 | #131617 | ISBN: 1842770896
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Hardback | Jun 2002 | #131616 | ISBN: 1842770888
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The rhetoric of corporate environmental responsibility is now being extended to developing countries, but very little is known about the actual environmental performance of big business. * How far is the greening of business a reality in the South? * Are large corporations contributing significantly to sustainable development by pursuing their business interests in an environmentally responsible manner? * What combination of measures are likely to work in expanding corporate environmental good practice? The contributors examine corporate self-regulation, environmental reporting, voluntary codes of conduct, the complementary approaches needed, including governmental regulatory measures and incentives, and the role of citizens' movements and NGOs in holding business to account. The strengths and weaknesses of a wide range of environmental policies and contexts are assessed.


Foreword - Uwe Holtz Foreword to the English Edition - James Oporia-Ekwaro and Axel Klein 1. Introduction - Tobias Debiel PART 1: STATE FAILURE, WAR ECONOMIES, AND THE TRANSFORMATION OF STRUCTURES OF VIOLENCE 2. The Reconstruction and Transformation of War-Torn Societies and State Institutions: What Role can Outside Actors Play? - Nicole Ball 3. An Independent System of Justice: The Condition Required to Check Arbitrary State Rule - Hans-Joachim Heintze 4. Decentralization, Power-Sharing, and Crisis Prevention - Andreas Mehler PART 2: CRISIS REGIONS BETWEEN VIOLENCE AND DEVELOPMENT: APPROACHES TO CONFLICT SETTLEMENT AND CHECKS ON THE RULE OF THE STATE 5. State Building and Conflict Resolution in the Southern Caucasus - Rainer Freitag-Wirminghaus 6. Crisis of the State, Rule of Law, and Reform of the Security Sector: The Example of Georgia - Data Darchiashvili 7. The Central American Conflict System: Outside Actors and Changing Violence - Sabine Kurtenbach 8. Crisis of the State, Rule of Law, and Reform of the Security Sector: The Example of Guatemala - Bernardo Arevalo De Leon 9. The Turbulent Horn of Africa: Political Regimes in the Process of Change - Axel Klein 10. Crisis of State, the Rule of Law, and Reform of the Security Sector: The Example of Ethiopia - Siegfried Pausewang PART 3: REGIONAL SECURITY IN THE AFTERMATH OF SEPTEMBER 11 11. Resort to Violence by Non-State Actors: The Terrorism of September 11 as a Challenge to Foreign Security and Development Policy - Tobias Debiel

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PETER UTTING is a project coordinator at the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) in Geneva. The CONTRIBUTORS are academics, researchers and consultants based in Latin America and Europe. They include RICARDO CARRERE, who is co-author, with Larry Lohmann, of Pulping the South (Zed Books 1996)

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