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Against the third way : an anti-capitalist critique

Callinicos, Alex.
McNichols Campus Library
HF 1359 .C345 2001

The Third Way is the political philosophy of Tony Blair and New Labour in Britain, Bill Clinton in the United States, and Gerhard Schröder in Germany. Defended most forcefully by Anthony Giddens, it claims to offer a strategy for renewing the Centre Left that avoids the free-market liberalism of the New Right and the state socialism of the Old Left. Callinicos develops a fundamental critique of this philosophy, arguing that Third Way governments have continued the neoliberal policies of their conservative predecessors, allowing social and economic inequality to continue growing.

Beyond the bottom line : socially innovative business owners

Quarter, Jack.
McNichols Campus Library
HD 60 .Q37 2000

Analyzes the contribution of business people who use their business to develop and promote an idealistic social vision. Provides eleven case studies of contemporary innovators from six countries and an historical analysis of this phenomenon.

Corporate social responsibility

Kotler, Philip.
McNichols Campus Library
HD 60 .K67 2005

Provides best practices and cutting-edge ideas on ways and means for corporations to maximize contributions to social issues and to know what good they did.

Corporate social responsiblity : from principles to profit

McNichols Campus Library
HD 60 .C668 2004

Looks at how product and service providers develop and implement better business practices to satisfy shareholders, customers, employees and the community.

De-Coca-colonization : making the globe from the inside out

Flusty, Steven.
McNichols Campus Library
HN 17.5 .F58 2004

Argues that we must move away from top-down visions of the processes at work and concentrate on how ordinary people who are locked out of power structures create "globalities" of their own.

The end of poverty : economic possiblities for our time

Sachs, Jeffrey.
McNichols Campus Library
HC 59.72 .P6 S225 2005

Offers keys to economic success in the world today and the steps that are necessry to achieve prosperity for all. Describes solving the problem of poverty as a matter of both moral obigation and strategic self-interest of the rich countries.

Environmental protection and the social responsibility of business : perspectives from law, economics and business

McNichols Campus Library
HD 30.255 .E5873 2005

Do firms have social responsibilities to commit resources voluntarily to environmental protection? Some of the nation's leading scholars in law, economics, and business examine commonly accepted assumptions at the heart of current debates on corporate social responsibility and provide a foundation for future research and policymaking.

Growth and empowerment : making development happen

Stern, N. H. (Nicholas Herbert).
McNichols Campus Library
HD 75 .S7625 2005

Proposes a new straetgy for development on two interrelated approaches: building a climate that encourages investment and growth and at the same time empowering poor people to participate in that growth. Sees economic development as a dynamic process of continuous change in which entrepreneurship, innovation, flexibility, and mobility are crucial components, and the idea of empowerment, as both a goal and a driver of development, is crucial.

In pursuit of equity : women, men, and the quest for economic citizenship in 20th-century America

Kessler-Harris, Alice.
McNichols Campus Library
HQ 1236.5 .U6 K475 2001

Examines not just women's employment history, but also the forces that have shaped economic policy for the past 100 years. Reveals the subtle shifts in language that marked progress for women and changed the work landscape by looking at crucial pieces of legislation and important court cases. Describes the effects of legislation that gave many middle-class women economic freedom, but had unforeseen negative consequences for poor women and women of color.

The invisible heart : economics and family values

Folbre, Nancy.
McNichols Campus Library
HB 72 .F637 2001

A reevaluation of the competitve market that explains why Adam Smith's "invisible hand" if it reaches too far, can undermine the "invisible heart"--the values of love, reciprocity, and obligation on which our families and communities depend. Addresses a basic problem in our society, balancing economic pursuits with care for others. Outlines strategies for developing an economic system that rewards both individual achievement and care for others.

Managing as if faith mattered : Christian social principles in the modern organization

Alford, Helen J..
McNichols Campus Library
HF 5387 .A58 2001

Argues for integration of the principles and values contained in Christian social teaching with management theory.

The myth of ownership : taxes and justice

Murphy, LIam B., 1960-.
McNichols Campus Library
HJ 2322 .A3 M87 2005

Explores tax policy from the standpoint of contemporary moral and political philosophy.

The market for virtue : the potential and limits of corporate social responsibility

Vogel, David.
McNichols Campus Library
HD 60 .V64 2005

Provides a comprehensive analysis of the contemporary corporate social responsiblity movement in both the United States and Europe.

The new geography of global income inequality

Firebaugh, Glenn.
McNichols Campus Library
HC 79 .I5 F565 2003

Maintains that  income inequality for the world peaked in the late twentieth century and is now heading downward because of declining income inequality across nations. Furthermore, as income inequality declines across nations, it is rising within nations (though not as rapidly as it is declining across nations). Firebaugh claims that this historic transition represents a new geography of global income inequality in the twenty-first century.


Resource rebels : native challenges to mining and oil corporations

Gedicks, Al.
McNichols Campus Library
GN 449.3 .G43 2001

Documents how a growing transnational environmental and human rights network has come to the assistance of native communities under siege by the international oil and mining industries.

Rich country, poor country : the multinational as change agent

Bobo, Benjamin F..
McNichols Campus Library
HD 2755.5 .B596 2005

Builds the case for multinational corporations to take an active role in combating poverty around the world. Argues that huge corporate entities not only have the wherewithal but an obligation to alleviate the suffering that results from a lack of economic resources and opportunity. Presents a theoretical and practical framework for multinationals to stimulate economic development in the Third World--providing access to capital, entrepreneurial expertise, and emerging technologies.

The role of business in fostering peaceful societies

Fort, TImothy L..
McNichols Campus Library
HD 60 .F64 2004

Offers a fresh approach to understanding responsible business practice. Contends that not only does business benefit from a peaceful environment but it can in fact effectively foster peace through adopting responsible and open working methods. Shows how companies can encourage collaborative working across borders, discourage corruption and create citizenship and problem-solving practices which tend to reduce violence and increase social harmony.

Small is beautiful : economics as if people mattered

Schumachr, E. F. (Ernst Friedrich).
McNichols Campus Library
HB 171 .S384 1975

A series of essays on humanistic economics.

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