The Corporate Citizen: Friend or foe of sustainable development?

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Title The Corporate Citizen: Friend or foe of sustainable development?
Author Howes, Michael James
Publication Title Ecopolitics XVI Conference: Transforming Environmental Governance for the 21st Century
Editor Cassandra Star
Year Published 2005
Place of publication Griffith University. Nathan, QLD 4111
Publisher Ecopolitics Association of Australiasia/Centre for governance and public policy, Griffith University
Abstract Will corporations help or hinder efforts to achieve sustainable development? This question is addressed by working through the three main kinds of business responses to environmental risks that have been identified by Doyle and McEachern ‐ rejection, accommodation and environmental. This paper links these categories to discursive struggle between neo‐liberalism, weak and strong ecological modernisation respectively using examples from the USA, UK and Australia. It is argued that knowledge and discourses have a significant impact on the stance adopted by firms and on their capacity for change. This in turn has a major effect on the ability of the state to implement environmental policies. These observations are related to the broader concept of reflexive modernisation.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Copyright Statement Copyright remains with the author 2005. The attached file is posted here with permission of the copyright owner for your personal use only. No further distribution permitted. For information about this conference please refer to the publisher's website or contact the author.
ISBN 190295239X
Conference name Ecopolitics XVI Conference: Transforming Environmental Governance for the 21st Century
Location Griffith University, Nathan, 4111
Date From 2005-07-04
Date To 2005-07-06
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/2717
Date Accessioned 2006-02-03
Language en_AU
Research Centre Urban Research Program
Faculty Faculty of Environmental Sciences
Subject PRE2009-Comparative Government and Politics
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Refereed)
Publication Type Code e1

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