This chapter reveals the invisible, unrecognized, and repressed logics that govern the understanding of corporate power in the present. It begins by discussing the position of law in the history of corporate sovereignty, followed by an analysis of the connection between the corporation’s powers and capitalist accumulation. As legal creations, law has been the primary mechanism for codifying corporate power in various iterations and for comprising a set of politico-legal arguments and concepts that transformed the religious image of the corporate body into the sacralized secular sovereign. The chapter concludes with suggestions on maintaining the corporation’s power to collectively improve life.
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