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The legitimacy of private standards: lessons from fair trade and forestry for international tax governance


Gale, F and Murphy-Gregory, H, The legitimacy of private standards: lessons from fair trade and forestry for international tax governance, Business, Civil Society and the New' Politics of Corporate Tax Justice: Paying a Fair Share?, Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd., R Eccleston and A Elbra (ed), Cheltenham, UK, pp. 247-268. ISBN 978 1 78811 496 7 (2018) [Research Book Chapter]

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Copyright 2018 Richard Eccleston and Ainsley Elbra

DOI: doi:10.4337/9781788114974


© Richard Eccleston and Ainsley Elbra 2018. All Rights Reserved. Since the financial crisis the extent of corporate tax avoidance has attracted media headlines and the attention of political leaders the world over. This study examines the 'new' politics of corporate taxation and the role of civil society organisations in shaping the international tax agenda and influencing the tax practices of the world's largest and most powerful corporations. It highlights the complex and multi-dimensional strategies used by activists to influence public opinion, formal regulation and corporate behaviour in relation to international taxation.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:NGOs, civil society organisations, certification, standard-setting, corporate tax avoidance
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Policy and administration
Research Field:Public policy
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:International relations
Objective Field:International political economy (excl. international trade)
UTAS Author:Gale, F (Professor Fred Gale)
UTAS Author:Murphy-Gregory, H (Dr Hannah Murphy-Gregory)
ID Code:121770
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2017-10-13
Last Modified:2019-02-05

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