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About the Author:
David A. Westbrook is Professor of Law and Floyd H. and Hilda L. Hurst Faculty Scholar, SUNY-Buffalo

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781594514050
  • Publisher: Paradigm Publishers
  • Publication date: 2/28/2008
  • Series: Great Barrington Books
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 242
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Meet the Author

David A. Westbrook regularly speaks around the world to governments and international organizations (including NATO) as well as academics across many disciplines. His books include Navigators of the Contemporary: Why Ethnography Matters (2008) and Out of Crisis: Rethinking Our Financial Markets (Paradigm 2009). Westbrook is Floyd H. and Hilda L. Hurst Faculty Scholar and Professor of Law at the University of Buffalo, State University of New York.

Charles Lemert is Senior Fellow in the Center for Comparative Research, Yale University, and Vice-Chancellor's Professorial Fellow, University of South Australia, Adelaide. He is the author of numerous books including Uncertain Worlds, with Immanuel Wallerstein and Carlos Rojas, and Thinking the Unthinkable.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments and Dedication     vii
Foreword: The Mystery of the Social Betweens by Charles Lemert     ix
Preface: What about Happiness?     xv
Introduction: Corporation Law as Theater     1
Background
Stock Characters and Ordinary Scripts     19
Why Corporation Law Matters     29
Capital Structure, Dramatic Structure     41
Understanding the Moral (Learning from Cases)     55
Internal Struggles
Directors' Fiduciary Duties: Loyalty     63
Directors' Fiduciary Duties: Due Care     73
Managers as Heroes     85
Shareholders as Strategic Actors     93
Struggles for Control of the Corporation     101
External Relations
Agency, Responsibility, and Limited Liability     117
Views of the Institution     129
Corporations and the State     139
The Mirror of Securities Law     147
Conclusion: Charting the Corporation's Place in Civil Society     157
Notes     165
Glossary     185
Bibliography     199
Index     219
About the Author     223
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