Between Citizen and State: An Introduction to the Corporation

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Overview

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.

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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
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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