Between Citizen and State: An Introduction to the Corporation

Between Citizen and State: An Introduction to the Corporation

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Between Citizen and State: An Introduction to the Corporation

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
Sales rank: 943,231
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)

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
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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