Topic: CSR codes in global supply networks
How effective are CSR measures such as voluntary supply chain labour standards codes and certification schemes in improving the lives of workers in developing countries? In addressing that question, you should consider the practical and political obstacles to formulating, implementing and enforcing effective CSR measures, and arguments for and against the view that such codes, even if successfully implemented and enforced, would be of marginal benefit or would do more harm than good.
You are not required or expected to use materials other than assigned course readings, and you are expected to make use of all readings that are relevant to the points you are making. The readings assigned for winter weeks 2-7 will be most directly applicable. Skilfully incorporating concepts from other units of the course (such as those relevant to the fall term assignment, and on normative CSR debates) is a plus, but avoid padding the paper with undigested or weakly integrated material.