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Corporate Sovereignty: Law and Government under Capitalism

Joshua Barkan

Abstract

Catastrophes such as refinery explosions, accounting scandals, and bank meltdowns might rightfully be blamed on corporations. In response, advocates have suggested reforms ranging from increased government regulation to corporate codes of conduct to stop corporate abuses. This book states that these reactions, which view law as a limit on corporations, misunderstand the role of law in fostering corporate power. This book argues that corporate power should be rethought as a mode of political sovereignty. Rather than treating the economic power of corporations as a threat to the political sovere ... More

Keywords: corporation, government regulations, corporate codes of conduct, corporate power, political sovereignty, corporate law, corporate immunity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780816674268
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816674268.001.0001

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Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joshua Barkan, author

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