Table of Contents

List of figures.
List of abbreviations.
Introduction : examining the social dimension of corporate social responsibility.
Theory and concepts.
Theoretical framework : integrating historical institutionalism and the mixed economy of welfare approach.
Corporate social responsibility : making sense of a contested concept.
A history of corporate social responsibility in the mixed economy of welfare.
Connections to nineteenth century philanthropy : CSR in the commercial sector.
CSR as social policy : CSR in the public sector.
CSR, globalization and anti-globalization : CSR and the non-profit sector.
Case study : views from csr practitioners in England and Denmark.
Is there a "social case" for CSR? : views on the social impacts of CSR.
CSR and the changing welfare state : does CSR constitute a roll-back of the state?.
Conclusion: the welfare state, CSR, and the future.
Index. Based on interviews with a wide spectrum of people who work with CSR in England, Denmark and in the EU Commission, the book argues that when CSR is linked to social exclusion it is a way of renegotiating responsibilities in mixed economies of welfare. By situating CSR within the conceptual framework of the mixed economy of welfare and using Historical Institutionalism as a theoretical perspective to explore and explain the relationship between the welfare state and CSR, this book makes an innovative contribution to critical debates in comparative social policy.