Dependency: An Inhibitor to the Irish Case for Corporate Social Responsibility

(2010) 61 (2) Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly 191-201

17 Pages Posted: 21 May 2013

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Ciara Hackett

Queen's University Belfast - School of Law; Queen's University Belfast - School of Law

Date Written: 2010

Abstract

This paper addresses the potential resurgence of post imperial “dependency theory” of the 1960s and 1970s. Suggesting that the initial premise of the theory was just – the article proposes the reworking of the theory in order to incorporate globalisation processes – namely the importance of global capital generated by Multi National Corporations. By considering that capital is now the “core” we have the idea of a much wider catchment of states “dependent” on global capital. Using Ireland as an example therefore, the article pursues the idea that a dependent state’s ability to implement CSR legislation is inhibited by the constraints of capital.

Keywords: Dependency, new dependence, transnational capitalist class, CSR

Suggested Citation

Hackett, Ciara, Dependency: An Inhibitor to the Irish Case for Corporate Social Responsibility (2010). (2010) 61 (2) Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly 191-201, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2267458

Ciara Hackett (Contact Author)

Queen's University Belfast - School of Law ( email )

School of Law
Belfast BT7 1NN, BT7 1NN
Ireland

Queen's University Belfast - School of Law ( email )

School of Law
Belfast BT7 1NN, BT7 1NN
Ireland

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