Citizenship, Identity and the Corporation: Exploring New Avenues of Political Mediation

34 Pages Posted: 16 May 2010

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Andrew Crane

University of Bath - School of Management

Jeremy Moon

Nottingham University Business School (NUBS)

Dirk Matten

York University - Schulich School of Business

Date Written: May 14, 2010

Abstract

Citizenship based on identity and difference brings to the fore new actors, issues and arenas of political contestation and struggle. In this paper, we explore the multifaceted role of the corporation in mediating the nature, meaning and significance of particular citizenship identities. We show that corporations can reflect citizenship identities, they can enable certain identities to find expression and flourish, or they can inhibit these identities. In so doing, we identify the specific ways that these avenues of mediation may be enacted and explore the critical implications of this mixing of political with economic identity.

Keywords: Citizenship, identity, gender, race, sexuality, diversity, social responsibility, advertising, marketing, employment, markets

Suggested Citation

Crane, Andrew and Moon, Jeremy and Matten, Dirk, Citizenship, Identity and the Corporation: Exploring New Avenues of Political Mediation (May 14, 2010). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1607684 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1607684

Andrew Crane (Contact Author)

University of Bath - School of Management ( email )

Claverton Down
Bath, BA2 7AY
United Kingdom

HOME PAGE: http://www.bath.ac.uk/management/faculty/andrew-crane.html

Jeremy Moon

Nottingham University Business School (NUBS) ( email )

Jubilee Campus
Wollaton Road
Nottingham, NG8 1BB
United Kingdom
+44 0 115 9514781 (Phone)

Dirk Matten

York University - Schulich School of Business ( email )

4700 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3
Canada

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