matmsc

Department of Management, Society and Communication

  • CBS Sustainability
  • Centre for Business and Development Studies (CBDS)
Maha Rafi
Atal
Postdoc


Room: DH.Ø.2.41
Tel:
+4538153217
E-mail: mat.msc@cbs.dk
Maha Atal
Presentation

I take a political economy approach to the study of corporate power. My doctoral thesis, completed at the University of Cambridge, focused on corporations as governing authorities, examining “corporate social responsibility” as a system of Company Rule in India, Kenya and South Africa. I am also interested in how corporations exercise influence in the media and in politics, and in corporate accountability under international law. In addition to my academic career, I am an award-winning business journalist, with work published in ForbesFortune, BusinessWeek, The Guardian, and The New Statesman, among others. I am a former Editor-in-Chief of the Cambridge Review of International Affairs, and the co-founder and Executive Director of Public Business, a non-profit supporting reporting, research and discussion about the wider impact of business actions.

Primary research areas
  • corporate power
  • corporate social responsibility as governance
  • political economy of media
  • corporations and international law
  • international political economy
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Selected publications

Atal, Maha Rafi (2018), “The Cultural and Economic Power of Advertisers in the Business Press,” in Journalism, Advance online publication, September 2017.  http://doi.org/10.1177/1464884917725162

Atal, Maha Rafi (2017), “White Capital: Corporate Social Responsibility and the Failure of Transformation in post-apartheid South Africa,” in Extractive Industries and Society, 4 (4): 735-743.  http://doi.org/10.1016/j.exis.2017.10.007

Atal, Maha Rafi (2017), “Competing Forms of Media Capture in Developing Democracies,” in Anya Schiffrin, ed. In The Service of Power: Media Capture and the Threat to Democracy. Washington, D.C.: Center for International Media Assistance. http://www.cima.ned.org/resource/media-capture-competing-forms-media-capture/

Publications sorted by:
2019
Maha Rafi Atal / When Companies Rule : Corporate Political Authority in India, Kenya and South Africa.
Cambridge : University of Cambridge 2019
Ph.D. thesis
2018
Maha Rafi Atal / The Cultural and Economic Power of Advertisers in the Business Press
In: Journalism, Vol. 19, No. 8, 8.2018, p. 1078–1095
Journal article > peer review
2017
Maha Rafi Atal / Competing Forms of Media Capture in Developing Democracies
In: In the Service of Power: Media Capture and the Threat to Democracy. . ed. /Anya Schiffrin. Washington, D.C : Center for International Media Assistance 2017, p. 19-31
Book chapter
Maha Rafi Atal / White Capital : Corporate Social Responsibility and the Limits of Transformation in South Africa.
In: The Extractive Industries and Society, Vol. 4, No. 4, 11.2017, p. 735-743
Journal article > peer review
2015
Gabrielle Peterson; Maha Rafi Atal / Introduction : A ‘Place-in-the-World’- Foreign Interventions in Africa.
In: Cambridge Review of International Affairs, Vol. 28, No. 2, 2015, 5 p., p. 205-209
Editorial
2008
Maha Rafi Atal / G. W. M. Reynolds in Paris 1835–6 : A New Discovery.
In: Notes and Queries, Vol. 55, No. 4, 2008, p. 448-453
Journal article
Outside activities

Currently no outside activities