Compliance as an Exchange of Legitimacy for Influence

The Oxford Handbook of Global Legal Pluralism (Paul Schiff Berman (ed.) 2020)

18 Pages Posted: 22 Oct 2020 Last revised: 23 Oct 2020

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Kish Parella

Washington and Lee University - School of Law

Date Written: October 7, 2020

Abstract

This chapter explains how corporate compliance with nonbinding international institutions results from an exchange of legitimacy for influence. Actors outside a corporation bestow legitimacy upon a corporation in exchange for influence over that corporation’s practices or policies.In this exchange, a corporation gains legitimacy and the external actor gains influence over the corporation.6 This dynamic immediately prompts three essential questions explained in this chapter: (1) why would a corporation permit such influence, (2) what types of actors wield such influence, and (3) how is this influence exercised?

Suggested Citation

Parella, Kish, Compliance as an Exchange of Legitimacy for Influence (October 7, 2020). The Oxford Handbook of Global Legal Pluralism (Paul Schiff Berman (ed.) 2020), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3706923

Kish Parella (Contact Author)

Washington and Lee University - School of Law ( email )

Lexington, VA 24450
United States

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