"And no one will keep that light from shining". Civil Religion after September 11 in Speeches of George W. Bush. Nicole Janz, Lit-Verlag, 2010
The background of this book is the common perception that the former American President, George W. Bush, a born-again Christian, used overly religious language. This book shows through a detailed analysis of Bush’s speeches that this is a misinterpretation. His references to God and the idea that America must fulfil the work of God on earth were not signs of his personal evangelical belief system. Rather, they can be explained through American civil religion. >> more
Menschenrechte – Globale Dimensionen eines universellen Anspruchs Nicole Janz/Thomas Risse (ed.) Nomos Verlag, Baden-Baden, 2007. 188pp.
Sind Menschenrechte eine rein westliche Idee? Gibt es Religionen oder Kulturen, die mit den modernen Menschenrechten nicht vereinbar sind? Die Diskussion um die universelle Gültigkeit der Menschenrechte gehört zu den ältesten Kontroversen der Menschenrechtspolitik. Tatsache ist, dass viele Faktoren zu einer guten oder schlechten Menschenrechtssituation in verschiedenen Regionen der Erde führen können. Dieses Buch hinterfragt das wohl umstrittenste Argument: die Kultur. >> more
The impact of foreign direct investment on human rights in developing countries: A sectoral approach
N. Janz, submitted to ISA 2013 [abstract]
When do MNCs do good? How external factors drive CSR and corporate human rights protectionin developing countries
N. Janz, in preparation [abstract]
From outside to inside the sphere of business responsibility: A dynamic model of how companies recognize and take responsibility for human rights.
N. Janz, H. J. Van Buren III) - in preparation [abstract]
Local rage against oil industry: Solutions through improved firm-community dialogue.
N. Janz, J. Radon, H. Vincentz - submitted to ISA 2013 [abstract]
Review of Rhoda E. Howard-Hassmann, Can globalization promote human rights? The Pennsylvania State University Press 2010. in: Cambridge Review of International Affairs (25: 3, Oct 2012). [pdf]
Review of A. Rasche/G. Kell (eds), The United Nations Global Compact: achievements, trends and challenges. Cambridge 2010. in: Cambridge Review of International Affairs (24: 3, Sept 2011). [pdf]
Selected Conference Presentations
From outside to inside the sphere of business responsibility: A dynamic model of how companies recognize and take responsibility for human rights. (with Harry J. Van Buren III) - presented by co-author at ISBEE World Congress, Warshaw, July 2012
When do MNCs do good?, presented at the ISA Annual Convention (Montreal, March 2011)
Human Rights Responsibilities of Multinational Corporations in Developing Countries. What drives CSR?, presented at the SGIR 7th Pan-European Conference (Stockholm, Sept 2010)
Multinational corporations and human rights in developing countries, presented at the European Business Ethics Network, UK (London, April 2010)