Corp Soc Responsibility: Theory/Pol (LAWS6140)


This unit will examine a selection of theoretical and policy issues broadly related to the social responsibilities of corporations, including: conceptions of the corporation; the responsibility of corporate entities under the criminal law; corporate participation in the political process; corporate governance and democratic principles and corporate responsibility in respect of international human rights violations.
The unit will adopt a comparative and interdisciplinary approach, drawing on material from jurisdictions including the U.S. and Canada, as well as on methodologies and insights from law and economics and other schools of thought.

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Aug 6, 7 & 13, 14 (9-4)


class participation (15%) and assignment (10%) and 6000wd essay (75%)

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