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The devil is in the detail — the need for a decolonizing turn and better environmental accountability in global supply chain regulations: a comment

Mason, Michael ORCID: 0000-0002-8831-0593, Partzsch, Lena and Kramarz, Teresa (2023) The devil is in the detail — the need for a decolonizing turn and better environmental accountability in global supply chain regulations: a comment. Regulation and Governance, 17 (4). 970 - 979. ISSN 1748-5983

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Identification Number: 10.1111/rego.12539

Abstract

This synthesis analyzes a Special Issue on global supply chain regulations covering human rights and environmental impacts. The papers demonstrate the analytical value of a contextualized governance perspective that studies discreet conditions and causal pathways shaping the dynamics of foreign corporate accountability: the devil is in the detail of due diligence regulations. We identity key findings on: the formative role of civil society groups from the Global North in due diligence rule-making while similar groups in the Global South are often absent from the policy formation process; the institutional complementarities between political-economic contexts of due diligence enforcement; and the failure of mandatory due diligence to deliver effective environmental accountability for foreign corporate practices. We argue for for a “decolonizing turn,” that foregrounds the question of agency in producing states and provides a fuller epistemological grasp of global supply chain relationships with negative human rights and environmental impacts.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2023 Wiley
Divisions: Geography & Environment
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
H Social Sciences
J Political Science
Date Deposited: 24 May 2023 13:18
Last Modified: 19 May 2024 02:21
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/119250

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