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Corporate Power

J. E. Parkinson

in Corporate Power and Responsibility: Issues in the Theory of Company Law

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198259893
eISBN:
9780191682018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198259893.003.0017
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter defends the claim that corporate social decision-making power must be exercised in the public interest. It specifically discusses some of the ways in which companies exercise power and ... More


Corporate power and social policy in a global economy: British welfare under the influence

Kevin Farnsworth

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861344748
eISBN:
9781447301998
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861344748.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

Spanning the complete era of the Conservative governments and the first term of New Labour, this book looks at mechanisms of corporate power and influence; corporate opinion and influence in a range ... More


Introduction

Joshua Barkan

in Corporate Sovereignty: Law and Government under Capitalism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816674268
eISBN:
9781452947358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816674268.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This introductory chapter provides a background to the problems of corporate power, outlining events of corporate abuses of the environment and human life such as the United States’ 2001–2002 ... More


Political Power and Authority of Multinational Corporations

in Multinational Corporations and Global Justice: Human Rights Obligations of a Quasi-Governmental Institution

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804762403
eISBN:
9780804772600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804762403.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

Multinational corporations (MNCs) have become quasi-governmental institutions with vast amounts of power and influence over social and societal life in general. This chapter explores the ... More


Corporate Sovereignty: Law and Government under Capitalism

Joshua Barkan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816674268
eISBN:
9781452947358
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816674268.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Catastrophes such as refinery explosions, accounting scandals, and bank meltdowns might rightfully be blamed on corporations. In response, advocates have suggested reforms ranging from increased ... More


Corporate Power and Global Agrifood Governance: Lessons Learned

Doris Fuchs and Jennifer Clapp

in Corporate Power in Global Agrifood Governance

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012751
eISBN:
9780262255509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012751.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the role of corporate actors in the global food system. It discusses the implications of corporate power in global agrifood governance for ... More


Globalisation, corporate structural power and social policy

Kevin Farnsworth

in Corporate power and social policy in a global economy: British welfare under the influence

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861344748
eISBN:
9781447301998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861344748.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

At its simplest, globalisation refers to the dramatic increase in the flow of goods, services, economic stocks and information between people, firms and states, over increasingly large distances, ... More


The Sovereign Gift

Joshua Barkan

in Corporate Sovereignty: Law and Government under Capitalism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816674268
eISBN:
9781452947358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816674268.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter examines early modern corporate sovereignty as it materialized from medieval religious thought. It analyzes Thomas Hobbes’ political theory and William Blackstone’s writings on the ... More


Globalisation, Europeanisation, corporate agency power and social policy

Kevin Farnsworth

in Corporate power and social policy in a global economy: British welfare under the influence

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861344748
eISBN:
9781447301998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861344748.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter looks at political globalisation — the extension of political power and political activity across the boundaries of the nation state. It also examines the impact of globalisation on ... More


In Whose Interests? Transparency and Accountability in the Global Governance of Food: Agribusiness, the Codex Alimentarius, and the World Trade Organization

Elizabeth Smythe

in Corporate Power in Global Agrifood Governance

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012751
eISBN:
9780262255509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012751.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter examines the effects of corporate power on the emerging norms of transparency in the food sector at both the global and national level. It considers the questions concerning democratic ... More


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