International Business and Democracy

Richard Youngs

in International Democracy and the West

Published in print November 2004 | ISBN: 9780199274468
Published online January 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191602030 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Studies in Democratization

 International Business and Democracy

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This chapter examines the evolving positions and actions of multinational corporations in relation to democratic norms. The focus on core rights issues under the Corporate Social Responsibility agenda was stronger than concerns over democratic trends. Many companies prioritised the autocratic stability and autonomy of elite policymaking structure from civil society pressure, and new investments were not linked to improvements in political freedom.

Keywords: democracy; multinational corporations; democratic reform; stability

Chapter.  21165 words. 

Subjects: Politics

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