Natalie Ralph

This book addresses a significant gap in international research on companies’ political/diplomatic role in peace processes in intrastate conflict—termed Corporate Peacemaking (CPM). It focuses on transnational corporations, specifically in the oil and mining sectors, supporting or actively participating in peace negotiations and mediation. It not only explores national level peace processes, but those at community and global levels. While the focus is on oil and mining companies, most industries can apply this book’s ideas to their business.

A comprehensive picture is given of how CPM currently works, how it could be developed and implemented, and how it might impact on global governance and corporate culture in the future. The book takes a global approach and shows that CPM is a potentially powerful element in global governance and peace efforts. The author presents a new paradigm—Cosmopolitan Corporate Peace—which embeds CPM in cosmopolitan values.

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