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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


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


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


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


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


Who Rules?: Corporate Power and Models of Democracy

Caroline Heldman

in Protest Politics in the Marketplace: Consumer Activism in the Corporate Age

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501709203
eISBN:
9781501709470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501709203.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter applies participatory, deliberative, and economic models of democracy to consumer activism to determine whether it is an effective check on overbearing corporate power. This chapter ... 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


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


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


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


The corporate cuckoo in the neoliberal nest: reconnecting civil society with big business

Bryn Jones

in Alternatives to Neoliberalism: Towards Equality and Democracy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781447331148
eISBN:
9781447331162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447331148.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

As this book’s Introduction explains, corporations and their controllers have been the principal, organisational beneficiaries of neo-liberal ‘freedoms’. In his chapter Jones describes the abuses of ... More


Conclusion: corporate power and social policy in global context

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/9781861344748.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This book has set out to investigate the importance of business to contemporary developments in social policy. This chapter presents the key developments of forms of influence, with a discussion of ... More


Protest Politics in the Marketplace: Consumer Activism in the Corporate Age

Caroline Heldman

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501709203
eISBN:
9781501709470
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501709203.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This book is the first to analyze the democratic effects of consumer activism, defined as boycotting, socially responsible investing, social media campaigns, and direct consumer actions. America has ... 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


Corporate Interests in US Food Aid Policy: Global Implications of Resistance to Reform

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/9780262012751.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter examines the role of corporate power in international food aid policy, with a particular focus on the United States. It describes how corporate actors exercise instrumental power ... More


Technology, Food, Power: Governing GMOs in Argentina

Peter Newell

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/9780262012751.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter, which examines the role of corporate power in the governance of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in Argentina, suggests that the story of agricultural biotechnology in Argentina ... More


The Troubled Birth of the “Biotech Century”: Global Corporate Power and Its Limits

Robert Falkner

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/9780262012751.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter examines the contestation of corporate power in the governance of genetically modified organisms, discusses recent cases of contestation in agribiotechnology, and evaluates the actual ... More


Private sector impact on the harm done by addictive substances

Peter Anderson, Fleur Braddick, Patricia Conrod, Antoni Gual, Matilda Hellman, Silvia Matrai, David Miller, David Nutt, Jürgen Rehm, Jillian Reynolds, and Tamyko Ysa

in New Governance of Addictive Substances and Behaviours

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198759836
eISBN:
9780191820809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198759836.003.0009
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter examines the importance of the legal or illegal status of addictive substances for how they are dealt with in society. The chapter examines how business engages in the production and ... More


Differences That Make a Difference: Some Exceptional Features of the United States

Richard Harvey Brown

in Culture, Capitalism, and Democracy in the New America

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300100259
eISBN:
9780300127874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300100259.003.0001
Subject:
History, Economic History

As the United States continues to make the transition from an industrial to a postindustrial society, from modern to postmodern, and from national to global, it is necessary to determine which ... More


Corporate Power and Ethnic Patronage: Machine Politics in Oakland

Chris Rhomberg

in No There There: Race, Class, and Political Community in Oakland

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520236189
eISBN:
9780520940888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520236189.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter presents a baseline of economic, political, and social development in Oakland from the beginning of the twentieth century to 1920. It also discusses the structural and conjunctural ... More


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