Problem

Political intervention by transnational corporations

Other Names:
Undisclosed influence of transnational corporations on global policy-making
Nature:

Transnational corporations may occasionally actively promote subversive political intervention in the domestic affairs of host, particularly developing, countries. Such intervention is incompatible with the long-term existence of transnational corporations in host countries and infringes upon national sovereignty. Regional political influence, if not intervention, may also be attained by foreign investors, and this may be facilitated by the assistance and incentives given to transnational corporations by colonial governments, either by increasing the number of transnationals or by strengthening them directly and indirectly.

Background:

The classic cases of foreign corporate control of governments were the so-called 'banana republics' of Latin America.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
23.10.2019 – 17:42 CEST