Corporate Social Responsibility has for long been on the agenda in the business world and recently, it has also become a political agenda in the European Union. Focusing on international supply chains and their control based on studies of law in several European jurisdictions, this book aims to advance the discussion on the application and enforcement of CSR. Drawing parallels to US and Canadian law, the book explores to what extent private law tools can be used as an enforcement device and it ultimately asks if what we are witnessing is the formation of a new area of law, employing the interplay of contract and tort – a law of "production liability", as a corollary of the concept of "product liability".
Table of Contents
Vibe Ulfbeck, Alexandra Andhov & Kateřina Mitkidis
Part I. Contract law
Kasey McCall-Smith and Andreas Rühmkorf
Vibe Ulfbeck, Ole Hansen and Alexandra Andhov
Part II. Tort law
Vibe Ulfbeck and Andreas Ehlers
Louise A. Vytopil
Part III. Interplay and overlap of contract and tort law
Vibe Ulfbeck and Ole Hansen
Jaakko Salminen and Vibe Ulfbeck
The credit crunch of 2007 and the ensuing financial crises have led to a renewed interest in the place of corporations in the modern world and the role of law and regulation in governing their behaviour. This series looks to survey the current developments within the field of corporate law as well as mapping out future opportunities for change. The series offers a comparative approach to the subject, looking not just at North America and Europe but also at the state of affairs elsewhere in the world. Written by influential scholars, the books offer thought-provoking and often critical analyses of corporate law. The functions and legal obligations and rights of multiple stakeholders including directors, investors, governments and regulators are examined from both empirical and theoretical standpoints. Whilst being grounded in law the series also draws upon research from the disciplines of economics, management studies, sociology and politics in order to explore the implications of corporate law in their wider social and economic context.