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Critical Engagements of NGOs for Global Human Rights Protection

A New Epoch of Cosmopolitanism for Larger Freedom?

On-Kwok Lai

Since the mid-1990s, the international norms for global development have been redefined under non-governmental organizations’ (NGOs) critical e-mobilizations, powered by new media. International governmental organizations (IGOs) have been forced to make policy adjustments or concessions, resulting in new IGOs-NGOs policy regimes for consultative consensus building and for protecting people’s economic, social, and cultural rights (ESC) for enhancing social quality. This paper examines the emerging cosmopolitanism in the information age, focusing on NGOs’ advocacy networks, to understand the new media-enhanced participatory regime for global governance. It also illustrates a new form of social participation, as promoted by social quality theory, in the age of e-globalization and the information society. The paper has five parts. After outlining the globalization project threatening ESC rights, the second section examines critical engagements of NGOs and IGOs for human rights promotion. Parts three and four discuss, respectively, the struggles for ESC rights in shaping new ethics and norms for global development, and the variations of new social media mobilization. The paper ends with critical remarks on the project for larger freedom and human rights for all.

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Corporate Sustainability

An Academic Review

Varhese Joy

as presented by the Brundtland Report. To overcome the weakness of the SVA approach, in an article titled “Measuring Corporate Sustainability and Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance Value Added,” Kocmanova and colleagues (2016) present

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-down interventions into a more modern and inclusive form of governance. Rather than seeing bullying as the result of deviancy, the recognition of these different perspectives at the concrete everyday level can move toward a form of school policy in which all children

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An Exogenous Path of Development

Explaining the Rise of Corporate Social Responsibility in China

Ka Lin, Dan Banik, and Longfei Yi

understanding of CSR that entails a more “open” model of corporate governance that goes beyond the traditional shareholder–manager dichotomy ( Filatotchev and Nakajima, 2014 ), and examine specific features of CSR development in China. The study critically

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The Rule of Law as a Condition for Development Toward Sustainability

Toward a New Legally Oriented Environment at a Global Level

Giovanni Tartaglia Polcini

rural context, such as good governance, transparency, accountability, and access to justice. Finally, the rule of law at the national and international level regulates the relationship between natural resources and conflict. The international legal

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Marco Ricceri

” ( BRICS 2015b ). Seen from another perspective, we must note BRICS is an organization sui generis, characterized by a remarkable originality. It expresses a multilevel governance made up of numerous meetings and agreements. Consequently, it cannot easily

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The Evolution of 20 Years of Social Quality Thinking

in systemic failures inherent to the current systems of production, consumption, finance and governance. The behaviours that lead to these patterns are largely determined by the way consumerist societies are organized” ( WWF 2016: 13 ). But what are

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Social Quality

Regaining Political Economy

Peter Herrmann

toward skills; the individualization of problems and their emergence as a societal threat; and the complexity of government and the limited scope of governance ( Herrmann 2015 , 2016 ). These tensions were already characterizing the Keynesian and

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Brexit, Sustainability, Economics, Companies’ Responsibilities, and Current Representations

inherent to the current systems of production, consumption, finance and governance. The behaviors that lead to these patterns are largely determined by the way consumerist societies are organized, and fixed in place through the underlying rules and

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Toward Comprehensive Conceptualizations of Contemporary Public Health

Participation as the Cornerstone of Appropriate Methodologies

Harry Nijhuis

: personally or collectively taking part in self-sustainment and self-care. It is not the political intention to constitute new democratic powers to challenge established patters of governance. Van der Borg (2016) in his The Social Intervention State