Chapter 3 - Corporate social responsibility. Learning objectives of this chapter: Understanding the role of big business and its responsible use of corporate power in a democratic society, knowing when the idea of social responsibility originated and the phases through which it has developed, investigating how a company’s purpose or mission can integrate social objectives with economic objectives,...
This book comprises a number of cultural-historical and ethnographic
studies of the history of sport in Scandinavia. The studies examine the contribution made by sport to the development of Scandinavian nationalism in the nineteenth century, and analyze the ways in which sport became interwoven with the social life of citizens in the various Scandinavian countries in the twentieth century. The main focus of this volume, therefore, is not on the organizational history of sport, nor is it on society vis-á-vis sport – i.e., sport as a reflection of a certain societal constellation.
Natural productions are generally formed by degrees. Vegetables are raised from a tender shoot, and animals
from an infant state. The latter, being active, extend together their operations and their powers, and have a
progress in what they perform, as well as in the faculties they acquire. This progress in the case of man is
continued to a greater extent than in that of any other animal. Not only the individual advances from infancy
to manhood, but the species itself from rudeness to civilization....
This volume grew out of a study group on corporate governance at the Research
Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI) in 2002. The project was
motivated by a concern to take stock of the changes underway in corporate
governance in Japan. Our feeling was that the conventional understanding about
the Japanese Wrm was increasingly becoming outdated.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the European Convention on Human Rights proclaim that everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion, including freedom to manifest their religion or belief in worship, teaching, practice and observance. Even today, in our democratic societies too, this fundamental right is still sometimes restricted and meets with hostility and intolerance.
This original study by Claudia Kissling of the University of Bremen ﬁts our
series on non-state actors for two reasons. First, she demonstrates the working
of the international policy cycle following from the framing and passing of an
international treaty. In this case the implementation and monitoring facets of
an international agreement are discussed by a close analysis of the 7th Review
Conference of the parties to the 1968 Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear
Weapons (NPT), which took place at the United Nations in 2005.
Is the rule of law optional for liberal democratic societies? In the wake of
the attacks on the United States on 11 September 2001, the Bush administration
seemed to say that it is. And in the wake of the attacks on London
in July of 2005, Tony Blair has indicated that the rule of law is a luxury,
dispensable when the going gets rough.
Some time ago, my friends, Messrs. Houghton, Mifflin & Co., requested me to write a small book on Civil
Government in the United States, which might be useful as a text-book, and at the same time serviceable and
suggestive to the general reader interested in American history. In preparing the book certain points have been
kept especially in view, and deserve some mention here.
Holding a PhD in criminal law with a focus on
Cybercrime he has been teaching law related
to Cybercrime and European Criminal Law at
the University of Cologne for several years
and is visiting lecturer for International
Criminal Law at the University of Macau.
The focus of his research is on international
aspects of law related to Cybercrime. In this
respect he is working as an expert for several
international organisations among them the
Council of Europe, the European Union, the
United Nations and the International
It is forty years since Humanist Manifesto I (1933) appeared. Events since then make that earlier statement
seem far too optimistic. Nazism has shown the depths of brutality of which humanity is capable. Other
totalitarian regimes have suppressed human rights without ending poverty. Science has sometimes brought
evil as well as good. Recent decades have shown that inhuman wars can be made in the name of peace.
In an extraordinary and engaging account this book traces the paths South Africans have followed from pre-colonial times to the democratic present, providing fascinating personal and historical details, and raising provocative questions about the choices, mistakes, contradictions and key themes in the emergence of the complex society that South Africa is today.
I have seldom yielded so willingly to a request for my written views as I do in this instance, when my valued
friend, the master journalist, Melville E. Stone, has asked me, on behalf of the Book Committee, to write an
introduction for "The Defenders of Democracy." Needless to say, I comply all the more readily in view of the
fact that the book in which these words will appear is planned by the ladies of the Militia of Mercy as a means
of increasing the Fund the Society is raising for the benefit of the families of "their own men" on the
PHẠM XUÂN NAM – Quan niệm của chủ nghĩa Mác về xã hội dân sự trong chế độ dân chủ và những tư tưởng gần gũi của Hồ Chí Minh. - Marxist Conception of Civil Society under a Democratic Regime and Ho Chi Minh’s thoughts. Đối với Heeghen, không chỉ phúc lợi tư nhân, gia đình và xã hội công dân mà cả "luật pháp" và những quy định bản chất của chúng đều lệ thuộc vào nhà nước và phục tùng nhà nước.
The quality of dialogue with partner countries
(government and civil society representatives) is a key
to establishing effective development cooperation
policies and to their successful implementation.
Partnership, ownership of development processes
by the target population, and strengthening of
institutional and administrative capacity to effectively
manage change, are principles which are now largely
shared by all donors.
Two issues are given emphasis in the EC’s develop-
ment policy in this regard, namely:
Role of civil society.
Project Head Start has been one of the most popular and enduring legacies of
President Lyndon B. Johnson's Great Society.. Although questions remain
about the long-term effectiveness of current Head Start projects, Republicans
as well as Democrats support its expansion and improvement.
One recent suggestion for improving Head Start involves enhancing its educational
Sometimes single events alter the course of history; other
times, a chain reaction of seemingly lesser occurrences
changes the path of nations. The intense rivalry between the
United States and the Soviet Union that emerged immediately
after World War II (1939–45) followed the second pattern.
Known as the Cold War, the rivalry grew out of mutual distrust
between two starkly different societies: communist Soviet
Union and the democratic West, which was led by the United
States and included Western Europe....
We know that the structures of families and of households have changed in recent decades and that this has had a profound affect on public policy planning and service delivery in South Africa. The institution of the family interfaces with other social institutions in any society – it therefore stands to reason that the political, social and economic transformations resulting through colonialism and apartheid in South Africa have affected families and their residential dimension, the household, for all cultural groups.
Greek literature is more modern in its tone than Latin or Medieval or Elizabethan. It is the expression of a society living in an environment singularly like our own, mainly democratic, filled with a spirit of free inquiry, troubled by obstinate feuds and still more obstinate problems. Militarism, nationalism, socialism and communism were well known, the preachers of some of these doctrines being loud, ignorant and popular.