Border and Border Crossings - Grenzen und Grenzgänge(r)
This double issue will include the contributions made to the International Interdisciplinary Conference "Germany and Europe: Borders and Border crossings." From May, 5th to 8th 2010, this event was organized by the DAAD, in partnership with the Berlin Science Center (WZB) and research centers funded by the DAAD on German and European Studies.
The Return of History? European and International Outbreaks After the German Reunification
This issue will include the contributions of participants to the eponymous international symposium organized by the CCGES in partnership with the CERIUM, the EUCE and the Goethe-Institut of Montreal. This conference was held at Montreal’s Goethe-Institut from 29 September to October 1st, 2010.
The fall of the Berlin wall captured the world’s imagination, but it’s more the events of the following year that led to the reunification of Germany on October 3rd, 1990 and truly marked our lives and history. Unification shifted the global balance of power, transformed the economy, triggered new flows of immigration, and it even changed the world of sports.
Corporate Social Responsability: European and Transatlantic Perspectives
Corporate Social Responsibility has become a topical issue for both decision-makers and scholars. The concept of CSR is underpinned by the idea that corporations can no longer act as isolated economic entities operating in detachment from broader society. Although the concept of corporate social responsibility is more and more firmly rooted on the global business agenda, it still has to move from theory to concrete action, with many obstacles to be overcome.
What are CSR politics of legitimacy and how do they impact its practical implementations? To what extent are local discourses converging or diverging from a global point of view? How do different actors (corporations, governments, NGOs, public groups, etc.) articulate their own discourse to achieve moral and practical purposes? How does a comparative and interdisciplinary approach contribute to a better understanding of the discursive and ethical aspects of CSR?
This issue will attempt to provide answers and lines of inquiry relevant to these questions.