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
Date Written: 2010
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
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