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Introduction to the SAGE major works in social and environmental accounting

Volume 3: Controversies and conflicts
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1) Early debates

Benston G.J. (1982) "An analysis of the role of accounting standards for enhancing corporate governance and social responsibility", Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, 1(1), (pp5-18).

Parker L.D. (1991) "External social accountability: Adventures in a maleficent world", Advances in Public Interest Accounting, 4, (pp23-34).

Puxty A.G. (1986) "Social accounting as immanent legitimation: A critique of a technist ideology", Advances in Public Interest Accounting, 1, (pp95-112).

Puxty A.G. (1991) "Social accountability and universal pragmatics", Advances in Public Interest Accounting, 4, (pp35-46).

Tinker, A.M., Lehman, C. and Neimark, M. (1991) "Falling down the hole in the middle of the road: political quietism in corporate social reporting", Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, 4(2), (pp28-54).

2) The perspectives of ecology and feminism

Birkin W.P. (1996) "The ecological accountant: From cognito to thinking like a mountain", Critical Perspectives on Accounting, 7(3), June, (pp231-257).

Cooper C. (1992) "The non and nom of accounting for (m)other nature", Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, 5(3), (pp16-39).

Gray R.H. (1992) "Accounting and environmentalism: an exploration of the challenge of gently accounting for accountability, transparency and sustainability", Accounting Organisations and Society, 17(5), July, (pp399-426).

Hines R.D. (1991) "On valuing nature", Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, 4(3), (pp27-29).

Maunders K.T and R.L. Burritt (1991) "Accounting and ecological crisis", Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, 4(3), (pp9-26).

3) Attempting to make sense of the practice

Gray R.H. and K.J. Bebbington (2000) "Environmental accounting, managerialism and sustainability: Is the planet safe in the hands of business and accounting?", Advances in Environmental Accounting and Management, 1, (pp1-44).

Collison D.J. (2003) "Corporate propaganda: Its implications for accounting and accountability", Accounting Auditing and Accountability Journal, 16(5), (pp853-886).

Neu D., H. Warsame, and K. Pedwell (1998) "Managing public impressions: Environmental disclosures in annual reports", Accounting Organizations and Society, 23(3), April, (pp265-282).

Livesey S.M. and K. Kearins (2002) "Transparent and Caring Corporations? A study of sustainability reports by The Body Shop and Royal Dutch/Shell" Organization and Environment 15(3) (pp233-258)

4) Advancing the critique

Everett, J (2004) "Exploring (false) dualisms for environmental accounting praxis", Critical Perspectives on Accounting, 15(8), November, (pp1061-1084).

Power M. (1997) "Expertise and the construction of relevance: Accountants and the environmental audit", Accounting Organizations and Society, 22(2), February, (pp123-146).