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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


A Perfect Structuring: Representing the Nation as Plan and Purpose

Timothy Hyde

in Constitutional Modernism: Architecture and Civil Society in Cuba, 1933-1959

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816678105
eISBN:
9781452947938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816678105.003.0004
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

This chapter provides an overview of the Athens Charter, a new mitigatory regime of urbanism. The Athens Charter defined the city as a composite of four functions—dwelling, leisure, work, and ... More


Corporate “Death Penalty”: Executing Charter Revocation

John G. Dale

in Free Burma: Transnational Legal Action and Corporate Accountability

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816646463
eISBN:
9781452945897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816646463.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter is concerned with the first of two campaigns organized by Free Burma activists against the Unocal Oil Corporation. This campaign sought to mobilize Californians to petition for the ... More


Fighting the Right in the 90s: Developing Sophisticated Campaigns

Amy L. Stone

in Gay Rights at the Ballot Box

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816675470
eISBN:
9781452947464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816675470.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter analyzes the growth of sophisticated model campaign tactics used by the LGBT movement during the 1990s. The period saw LGBT activists focusing their attention on four key elements: ... More


Whose Choice?: A Critical Race Perspective on Charter Schools

Adrienne Dixson

in The Neoliberal Deluge: Hurricane Katrina, Late Capitalism, and the Remaking of New Orleans

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816673247
eISBN:
9781452946962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816673247.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines the public school reforms that have been undertaken in New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, along with their implications for African American students, parents, ... More


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