Ethical trade networks as a catalyst for corporate compliance with human rights

Kirsteen Shields

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    Abstract

    Elaborating on Ethical Trade Networks as a Catalyst for Corporate Compliance with Human Rights, Kirsteen Shields considers why voluntary regulatory efforts channelled by social movements, in particular Fairtrade, may achieve compliance in areas beyond the reach of traditional regulatory methods of international law. Insights from network theory cast light on how ethical trading networks may serve as catalysts for corporate compliance. Moreover the development of transnational voluntary regulation challenges the democratic accountability of traditional methods of international law, whilst bearing its own democratic deficits.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationNetworked governance, transnational business and the law
    Editors Mark Fenwick, Steven Van Uytsel, Stefan Wrbka
    Place of PublicationBerlin
    PublisherSpringer
    Pages127-142
    Number of pages16
    ISBN (Electronic)9783642412127
    ISBN (Print)9783642412110
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

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