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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


Personhood

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/9780816674268.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter explains the reworking of corporate sovereignty in the context of modern U.S. corporate law by describing corporate personhood and analyzing 19th- and early-20th-century literature of ... More


territory

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/9780816674268.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter analyzes how the articulation of corporate sovereignty to capitalist value enabled corporations to transact business and enter into legal proceedings in multiple jurisdictions. It ... More


“Bundles of Hyphens”: Corporations as Legal Communities in the Early Modern British Empire

Philip J. Stern

in Legal Pluralism and Empires, 1500-1850

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814771167
eISBN:
9780814708316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814771167.003.0002
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter examines the jurisdictional autonomy of corporations and their insistence upon a pluralistic legal order in the early modern British Empire. It argues that overseas corporations were not ... More


Conclusion

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/9780816674268.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter reveals the invisible, unrecognized, and repressed logics that govern the understanding of corporate power in the present. It begins by discussing the position of law in the history of ... More


Provincializing Grotius: International Law and Empire in a Seventeenth-Century Malay Mirror

Arthur Weststeijn

in International Law and Empire: Historical Explorations

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780198795575
eISBN:
9780191836893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198795575.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Recent reinterpretations of Hugo Grotius focusing on his treatise De jure praedae see him as intellectually compromised by his efforts to provide legal support for the colonial ambitions of the Dutch ... More


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