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Corporate social responsibility


As a result of the financial and economic crisis, the question of the “future of the welfare state” is once again at the center of public discussions: How should we go on with the “Germany model” that has provided so many people with social security and participation over the past few decades? One thing is unmistakable: Beyond state-fixated and market-liberal approaches, the civic engagement of private actors is increasingly seen as an alternative control resource for reshaping the welfare state arrangement. The social engagement of companies in the sense of an “entrepreneurial citizen engagement” also plays an increasingly important role. In the volume, traditional lines of social commitment by companies in Germany are discussed with reference to the international debates on CSR and corporate citizenship along six thematic blocks: Company, responsibility and social commitment (Part I), corporate commitment in the German economic and social order (Part II), fields of action (part III), standardization (part IV), win-win constellations (part V) and practical examples (part VI) of entrepreneurial citizen engagement.


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About the authors

Prof. Dr. Sebastian Braun heads the Research Center for Civic Engagement and the Sports Sociology Department at the Humboldt University in Berlin.

Bibliographic information

  • Book TitleCorporate Social Commitment
  • Book SubtitleThe German way in an international context
  • Editors Sebastian Braun
  • DOIhttps: //
  • Copyright InformationVS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften | GWV Fachverlage GmbH, Wiesbaden 2010
  • Publisher NameVS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Science (German Language)
  • Softcover ISBN978-3-531-17680-2
  • eBook ISBN978-3-531-92498-4
  • Edition Number1
  • Number of Pages, 309
  • Number of Illustrations23 b / w illustrations, 0 illustrations in color
  • Topics Political Science
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