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dc.contributor.authorAkhtarkhavari, Afshinen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T11:32:04Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T11:32:04Z
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.date.modified2010-10-21T05:44:56Z
dc.identifier.issn01962035en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/32257
dc.description.abstractUnlike rules, international lawyers commonly ignore the potential that environmental principles have to create change in international law and politics. Transnational actors do not easily conform to abstract and open-textured environmental principles because they do not prescribe a specific way of behaving and compliance with them is difficult to enforce. The Global Compact initiative of the United Nations relies on principles to create a regime applying to transnational corporations. It is structured around encouraging corporations to socially learn rather than to comply with norms. In this context environmental principles within the Global Compact have the potential to create significant change in international politics but one that is better assessed in terms of how they frame ideas during the interactions of participants and stakeholders within the regime. This interplay between environmental principles and the social influence of ideas is an important steering mechanism for the kind of learning that potentially is taking place within the Global Compact. It also distinguishes the Global Compact from other attempts to consider the role of internationally developed voluntary codes as a common frame for multinational corporations to self-regulate themselves. Notably, it highlights an important role and function for environmental principles, which are often discounted in their potential to contribute to change at the international level.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherUniversity of Denveren_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://law.du.edu/index.php/DJILPen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom277en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto312en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue2en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalDenver Journal of International Law and Policyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume38en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchInternational Law (excl. International Trade Law)en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode180116en_US
dc.titleThe Global Compact, Environmental Principles, and Change in International Environmental Politicsen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Lawen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2010 University of Denver. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.en_AU
gro.date.issued2010
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