Between Citizen and State: An Introduction to the Corporation

Between Citizen and State: An Introduction to the Corporation

by David A. Westbrook
     
 

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

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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:
Paradigm Publishers
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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