Authors
Date (dd-mm-yyyy)
2017-03-03
Title
Might Corporate Social Responsibility Hollow-out Public Assistance in Europe?
Journal
British Journal of Industrial Relations
Publication Year
2017-03-03
Document type
Article
Faculty
Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (FMG)
Institute
Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR)
Abstract
This paper explores whether private regulatory activity to promote labor and social standards might hollow-out traditional public regulations to provide welfare and labor protection at home and abroad. Such exploration has hitherto been frustrated by empirical limitations of measures of private regulatory activity and its implications for public regulation. The present paper extends those limits by focusing on how new measures of labor-related private regulation affect attitudes in 27 European polities towards welfare redistribution and for foreign assistance. Our analysis suggests that private-regulatory CSR promoting labor and social standards may directly and indirectly diminish public support for domestic welfare redistribution, but appears to have little effect on support for foreign aid. We see, hence, possible crowding-out only with respect to domestic, not international, assistance.
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