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Human Capabilities, Human Rights, and Assesment of Multinationals Impact on Human Development

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This work intends to expand our view of economic growth and HR development by shifting the scope from economic policies onto MNCs as significant non-State actors in carrying out the process of economic globalization. On the one hand, I argue that Amartya Sen’s and Martha Nussbaum’s theory of capabilities constitutes an outstanding theoretical fundament for human rights (HR), as it is entailed in Human Development Report of United Nations (2000). Since HR encompass the best approach so far to a cross-culturally common framework for human development, they are potentially open to being reinterpreted as human capabilities. On the other hand, the capabilities approach is taken as a useful tool for measuring HR development at the meso-level of international corporations. Multinational corporations (MNCs) performance in fostering (or harming) HR can be best tracked by means of capabilities operationalization in a way that allows their recognition in business operations. The contribution of this work lies in bringing the capabilities approach from its natural locus at the macro-level of economic policies down to the meso-level of business management; and in giving rise to a ‘checklist’ that MNCs can use and incorporate into their Codes of Conduct to make sure they are promoting HR.
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Canton, Cesar. "Human Capabilities, Human Rights, and Assesment of Multinationals Impact on Human Development" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the SASE Annual Conference, Sciences Po, Paris, France, Jul 16, 2009 <Not Available>. 2014-11-29 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p314312_index.html>

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Canton, C. G. , 2009-07-16 "Human Capabilities, Human Rights, and Assesment of Multinationals Impact on Human Development" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the SASE Annual Conference, Sciences Po, Paris, France <Not Available>. 2014-11-29 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p314312_index.html

Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
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Abstract: This work intends to expand our view of economic growth and HR development by shifting the scope from economic policies onto MNCs as significant non-State actors in carrying out the process of economic globalization. On the one hand, I argue that Amartya Sen’s and Martha Nussbaum’s theory of capabilities constitutes an outstanding theoretical fundament for human rights (HR), as it is entailed in Human Development Report of United Nations (2000). Since HR encompass the best approach so far to a cross-culturally common framework for human development, they are potentially open to being reinterpreted as human capabilities. On the other hand, the capabilities approach is taken as a useful tool for measuring HR development at the meso-level of international corporations. Multinational corporations (MNCs) performance in fostering (or harming) HR can be best tracked by means of capabilities operationalization in a way that allows their recognition in business operations. The contribution of this work lies in bringing the capabilities approach from its natural locus at the macro-level of economic policies down to the meso-level of business management; and in giving rise to a ‘checklist’ that MNCs can use and incorporate into their Codes of Conduct to make sure they are promoting HR.


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