Between Citizen and State: An Introduction to the Corporation

Between Citizen and State: An Introduction to the Corporation

by David A. Westbrook
     
 

ISBN-10: 1594514054

ISBN-13: 9781594514050

Pub. Date: 02/28/2008

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Between Citizen and State is an intrepid and readable introduction to, and insightful commentary on, the role of the corporation in the modern world. Corporate actors have typical motivations, opportunities, temptations - they are characters, and their interactions follow familiar plotlines. Part I, Background, introduces the characters and their context. Part II,

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Between Citizen and State is an intrepid and readable introduction to, and insightful commentary on, the role of the corporation in the modern world. Corporate actors have typical motivations, opportunities, temptations - they are characters, and their interactions follow familiar plotlines. Part I, Background, introduces the characters and their context. Part II, Internal Struggles, explains common conflicts in terms of well-known court cases. Part III, External Relations, examines relationships between the corporation, individuals, and the state.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781594514050
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/28/2008
Series:
Great Barrington Books
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
242
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments and Dedication Foreword: The Mystery of the Social Betweens by Charles Lemert Preface: What About Happiness? Introduction: Corporation Law as Theater PART I: Background Chapter 1: Stock Characters and Ordinary Scripts Chapter 2: Why Corporation Law Matters Chapter 3: Capital Structure, Dramatic Structure Chapter 4: Understanding the Moral (Learning from Cases) PART II: Internal Struggles Chapter 5: Directors' Fiduciary Duties: Loyalty Chapter 6: Directors' Fiduciary Duties: Due Care Chapter 7: Managers as Heroes Chapter 8: Shareholders as Strategic Actors Chapter 9: Struggles for Control of the Corporation PART III: External Relations Chapter 10: Agency, Responsibility, and Limited Liability Chapter 11: Views of the Institution Chapter 12: Corporations and the State Chapter 13: The Mirror of Securities Law Chapter 14: Conclusion: Charting the Corporation's Place in Civil Society

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