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Corporate SovereigntyLaw and Government under Capitalism$
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Joshua Barkan

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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Introduction

Introduction

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Corporate Sovereignty
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Joshua Barkan

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University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816674268.003.0001

This introductory chapter provides a background to the problems of corporate power, outlining events of corporate abuses of the environment and human life such as the United States’ 2001–2002 accounting scandals and the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. It examines texts and discourses that attempt to define, expand, engage, or limit corporate power in particular geographic and historical contexts. The chapter also looks at the processes of relaxed regulation and regulatory capture that allowed corporate banks to engage in unsustainable and predatory lending, accounting firms to fabricate accounts, and oil companies to neglect basic maintenance and environmental oversight.

Keywords:   corporate power, corporate abuses, human life, accounting scandals, Gulf of Mexico, United State, oil spill, corporate banks

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