Book Review “The Spirit Level”
Book Review “The Spirit Level”
The Book: The Spirit Level –Wilkinson and Pickett
You will be required to write a 4-6 page (double-spaced) review (not report) of the book. This should include an analysis of the author’s main arguments and the evidence to support these as well as some analysis (including comparing/contrasting) of the book using the course material
1.Module One Theories of Ethics/Justice/Rights and Morality
a.Rawls, John. Justice asFairness: Political not Metaphysical, Philosophy and Public Affairs, Vol. 14, No. 3. (Summer, 1985), pp. 223-251(Available on Ship DBASES)
b.Baxter, G. D., & Rarick, C. A. (1987). Education for the moral development of managers: Kohlberg’s stages of moral development and integrative education. Journal of Business Ethics, 6(3), 243-248
c.Peters, Christopher J., Equality Revisited, Harvard Law Review Vol. 110 No. 6, 1210-1264 (April 1997)
d.Dworkin, R. (1981) Whatis Equality? Part II: Equality of Resources. Philosophy and Public Affairs, 10 (4): 283-345.
e.Universal Declaration of Human Rights -found on-line(simply google Universal Declaration of Human Rights)
2.Module Two: Specific Business Ethics and Business and Society Ideas
a.De George, Richard T., “The Status of Business Ethics: Past and Future,” Journal of Business Ethics,6(3)(1987), pp. 201-211.(available from Ship Library Dbases)
b.Mintzberg, H., Simons, R., & Basu, K. (2002). Beyond Selfishness. MIT Sloan Management Review,Fall: 67 –74.(Available on ARES)
c.Marens, R. (2008). Recovering the past: reviving the legacy of the early scholars of corporate social responsibility. Journal of Management History, 14(1): 55-72. (Available on ARES)
d.Wood, D. (1991) Toward Improving Corporate Social Performance, Business Horizons, July –August, 66-73. (Available on Ship Dbases) e.Kennedy, Robert G., Corporations, Common Goods, and Human Persons, 4 Ave Maria L. Rev. 1, (Winter 2006)
.f.Naughton, Michael, The Corporation as a Community of Work: Understanding the Firm within the Catholic Social Tradition, 4 Ave Maria L. Rev. 33, (Winter 2006).
3.Module ThreeTheories of Corporate Social Responsibility and Corporate Citizenship
a.Carroll, Archie. Pyramid of Corporate Social Responsibility, Business Horizons (Available on ARES)
b.Lieberwitz, R. L. (2005) What Social Responsibility for the Corporation? A Report on the United States. Managerial Law, 47(5): 4 -19.(Available on ARES)
c.Matten, D., & Crane, A. (2005). Corporate Citizenship: Toward an Extended Theoretical Conceptualization. Academy of Management Review, 30(1): 166-179. (available on ARES)
d.Carroll, Archie, The Four Faces of Corporate Citizenship (Available on ARES)
e.Corporate Citizenship: Rise or Demise of a Myth, Edward and Wilmott, Academy of Management Review July 2008 Vol.33 #3f.CSR, Democracy and the Politicization of the Corporation, Palazzo and Scherer, Academy of Management Review July 2008, Vol. 33 #34.
Module Four: Critical Management Studies/Systemic Change
a.Paul Adler, Critical in the Name of Whom and What, 9(3) Organization 387-395, August 2002
b.Panitch, L. (2009). Thoroughly Modern Marx. Foreign Policy, May/Jun2009, Issue 172, p140-145..Available in Ship Dbases
c.Laura Spitz*(2005) The Gift of Enron: An Opportunity to Talk About Capitalism, Equality, Globalization, and the Promise of a North-American Charter of Fundamental Rights, 66 Ohio St. L.J. 315d.Marx’ The Communist Manifesto
e.Toward a Political Conception of Corporate Responsibility: Business and Society send from a Habermasian Perspective, Scherer and Palazo,Academy of Management Review October 2007, Vol. 32 #4.f.FDR’s Second Bill of Rights –available on-line5.
Module Five: Theories of Sustainability
a.Springett, D. (2003). Business Conceptions of Sustainable Development: A Perspective FromCritical Theory. Business Strategy and the Environment, 12(2): 71-86.
b.Hart, S., & Milstein, M.B. (2003) Creating Sustainable Value. Academy of Management Executive, 17(2): 56-67.Available in On-line Dbases
c.Carbo, Langella, Dao and Haase (2014). Breaking the TiesThat Bind, Business and Society Review 119 (2), 175-206
d.Elkington, J. (1994). Towards the Sustainable Corporation. California Management Review, Winter: 90-100.
e.O’Brien, Catherine (2008). Sustainable Happiness: How Happiness Studies Can Contributeto a More Sustainable Future, Canadian Psychology, 49(4):289-295.