Global Accountability of Transnational Corporations: The UN Global Compact as a Global Norm

Author:Mariko Shoji
Pages:29-30
SUMMARY

The nature of the UN Global Compact has been studied from the perspective of three frameworks. The first is the theory of norm. The UNGC involves the creation of a network beyond transnational advocacy, as a transnational norm. The network of the UNGC is a public space for dialogue among participants. The second is the theory of subject. In the process of Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives, ownership... (see full summary)

 
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UN Global Compact 29
VIII JEAIL 1 (2015)
Mariko Shoji
The nature of the UN Global Compact has been studied from the perspective of three
frameworks. The first is the theory of norm. The UNGC involves the creation of a
network beyond transnational advocacy, as a transnational norm. The network of the
UNGC is a public space for dialogue among participants. The second is the theory
of subject. In the process of Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives, ownership of various
stakeholders and actors including companies are discussed. Furthermore, it attempts
to draw the sense of ownership and commitment from those who cannot recognize
their ownership. The third is the theory of responsibility. In the age of globalization, in
association with increasing multilateral actors, the concept of
responsibility
should
be multilayered. The concept of
responsibility
should be interpreted stereoscopically
and it will be necessary to understand and conceptualize many related concepts
concerning
accountability
such as
responsibility,
charge
and
commitment,
with
gradations.
Keywords
UN Global Compact, CSR, GCJN, Norm, Soft Law, Responsibility, COPs
Professor of Keiai University School of International Studies, Japan; Executive board member of the Japan Association
of Global Governance; A member of the expert meeting of “Business for Peace” of the UN Global Compact. M.A.
(Tsuda College). ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0003-1454-4941. The author may be contacted at: marisht@gmail.com
/ Address: Keiai University, Inage Campus, 1-5-21 Anagawa, Inage-ku, Chiba-shi, Chiba 263-8588 JAPAN.
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14330/jeail.2015.8.1.02
Global Accountability of
Transnational Corporations:
The UN Global Compact as
a Global Norm

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