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Corporate Financiers and the SRI Movement

Benjamin J. Richardson

in Socially Responsible Investment Law: Regulating the Unseen Polluters

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195333459
eISBN:
9780199868827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333459.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter explains the rise of the system of finance capitalism, and the SRI movement's attempts to bring some social and environmental accountability to it. It canvasses the various types of ... More


Varieties of Corporate Governance and Reflexive Takeover Regulation 1

Andrew Johnston

in Company Law and Economic Protectionism: New Challenges to European Integration

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199591459
eISBN:
9780191595578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199591459.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter examines in greater detail the way in which the optionality provisions of the Takeover Directive accommodate different national varieties of corporate governance and capitalism. It ... More


“Hyperconsumption” and “Hyperdebt”: A “Hypercritical” Analysis

George Ritzer

in A Debtor World: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Debt

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199873722
eISBN:
9780199980000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199873722.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter addresses the role played by consumer society and consumer culture in the growth of the debt problem. The fundamental argument is based on the fact that American society, specifically ... More


Understanding Legal Systems

in Law and Capitalism: What Corporate Crises Reveal about Legal Systems and Economic Development around the World

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226525273
eISBN:
9780226525297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226525297.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter shows that the alternative framework for thinking about how real-world legal systems operate proves more helpful in understanding how law actually relates to markets. In addition, it ... More


Introduction

in Law and Capitalism: What Corporate Crises Reveal about Legal Systems and Economic Development around the World

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226525273
eISBN:
9780226525297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226525297.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This book offers a perspective on the relation between law and capitalism that generates answers quite different from the ones taken for granted in the economics literature and the policy world. Its ... More


The Prevailing View: Impact, Assumptions, and Problems

in Law and Capitalism: What Corporate Crises Reveal about Legal Systems and Economic Development around the World

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226525273
eISBN:
9780226525297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226525297.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

A very simple view of the relation between law and markets has taken hold in the minds of many smart people—people whose research and policy advice carry tremendous weight. That simple view, not a ... More


Rethinking the Relation Between Legal and Economic Development

in Law and Capitalism: What Corporate Crises Reveal about Legal Systems and Economic Development around the World

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226525273
eISBN:
9780226525297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226525297.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

Law is not a fixed endowment in the sense of an unchanging foundation for market activity. It is hardly surprising, then, that the sustainable development of capitalist systems should depend in part ... More


The Mannesmann Executive Compensation Trial in Germany

in Law and Capitalism: What Corporate Crises Reveal about Legal Systems and Economic Development around the World

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226525273
eISBN:
9780226525297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226525297.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

Germany has the third largest economy in the world, yet the features of German capitalism stand in stark contrast to the American system. The role that law plays in the economy differs also, as ... More


The Livedoor Bid and Hostile Takeovers in Japan: Postwar Law and Capitalism at the Crossroads

in Law and Capitalism: What Corporate Crises Reveal about Legal Systems and Economic Development around the World

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226525273
eISBN:
9780226525297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226525297.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter focuses on a corporate scandal in Japan: the hostile takeover bid by Livedoor, a brash Internet company, for Nippon Broadcasting System Inc., a radio broadcaster affiliated with a major ... More


Law, Growth, and Reform in Korea: The SK Episode

in Law and Capitalism: What Corporate Crises Reveal about Legal Systems and Economic Development around the World

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226525273
eISBN:
9780226525297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226525297.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

Korea is one of the great economic success stories of the twentieth century. Yet its experience with law hardly fits the rule-of-law ideal promoted in the literature. This chapter examines the recent ... More


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