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dc.contributor.authorKirkebø, Tori Loven
dc.contributor.authorLangford, Malcolm
dc.PublishedKirkebø TL, Langford M. The commitment curve: Global regulation of business and human rights. Business and Human Rights Journal. 2018;3(2):157-185eng
dc.description.abstractThe divide between hard law and soft law approaches to global regulation of corporations in relation to human rights is partly based on empirical assumptions. Taking a step back, we assess the claims concerning the current state of global regulation and political feasibility of hard law approaches. Moving beyond the usual suspects, we map 98 existing standards that regulate corporations and find a great variation in how different sectors treat human rights and accountability issues. Turning to the explanation of the current jungle of global business and human rights regulation, we contrast and test dominant and competing expressive theories with a consequentialist commitment curve, in which corporations and states seek to minimize human rights commitments. We find support for all approaches to regulatory reform, but argue that greater attention should be given to the consequentialist insights, and how political economy can be leveraged to strengthen regulatory outcomes.en_US
dc.publisherCambridge University Presseng
dc.rightsAttribution CC BYeng
dc.subjectbusiness and human rights treatyeng
dc.subjectcommitment theoryeng
dc.subjectempirical approacheseng
dc.subjectglobal regulationeng
dc.subjectrational choiceeng
dc.titleThe commitment curve: Global regulation of business and human rightseng
dc.typePeer revieweden_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.rights.holderCopyright Cambridge University Pressen_US
dc.source.journalBusiness and Human Rights Journal
dc.relation.projectNorges forskningsråd: 223274

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