Corporations, Global Governance and Post-Conflict Reconstruction

By Peter Davis

© 2012 – Routledge

226 pages

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pub: 2012-07-22
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About the Book

In the past two decades, the international community has shown an increased proclivity to engage in programmes of post-conflict reconstruction in the aftermath of wars. During the same period, increased globalisation has meant that multinational companies have grown greatly in size and influence and have begun to challenge existing notions of governance at a global level.

Here Peter Davis explores the reconstruction processes that have taken place in Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Rwanda. Based on extensive field work as well as existing literature, this book plots the recovery of these countries from conflict, and examines in detail the role that international companies have played in that process. The book also explores how companies’ impacts on reconstruction are governed, both by the companies themselves, and by the host government and international agencies managing the rebuilding process.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. What is Post-conflict Re-construction? 3. Global Governance and the Corporate Sector 4. Azerbaijan 5. Bosnia 6. Rwanda 7. The Impacts of the International Corporate Sector in Post-conflict Reconstruction 8. The Governance of Corporations in Post-conflict Environments 9. Conclusions

About the Author

Peter Davis advises companies and government agencies on issues of international development, political economy ethics and governance. He works with organisations including the UK's Department for International Development, the Swedish International Development Agency, Anglo American, Northrop Grumman and Rexam.

He is a former Research Fellow at the Overseas Development Institute, and is a member of the visiting faculty at Henley Business School, UK. He is a graduate of Oxford University, and holds a PhD from London University

About the Series

Routledge Studies in International Business and the World Economy

As ever-increasing proportion of the world's business takes place across national borders, the need to understand the motive forces behind international business becomes greater. Transnationals are now, in many cases, as important as national governments in shaping trade flows and economic trends. As this series demonstrates, international business is not just the preserve of the largest companies, but impacts on all aspects of business and economic activity. This series is essential reading for policy makers as well as researchers in international business and applied international economics.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS000000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / General
BUS069000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General
POL033000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Globalization