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The Resource Corporations and citizenship, edited by Greg Urban

Corporations and citizenship, edited by Greg Urban

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Corporations and citizenship
Title
Corporations and citizenship
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edited by Greg Urban
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
President Theodore Roosevelt once proclaimed, "Great corporations exist only because they are created and safeguarded by our institutions, and it is therefore our right and duty to see that they work in harmony with those institutions." But while corporations are ostensibly regulated by citizens through their governments, the firms in turn regulate many aspects of social and political life for individuals beyond their own employees and the communities that support them. Corporations are endowed with many of the same rights as citizens, such as freedom of speech, but are not themselves typically constituted around ideals of national belonging and democracy. In the wake of the global financial collapse of 2008, the question of what relationship corporations should have to governing institutions has only increased in urgency. As a democratically sanctioned social institution, should a corporation operate primarily toward profit accumulation or should its proper goal be to provision society with needed goods and services? Corporations and Citizenship addresses the role of modern for-profit corporations as a distinctive kind of social formation within democratic national states. Scholars of legal studies, business ethics, politics, history, and anthropology bring their perspectives to bear on particular case studies, such as Enron and Wall Street, as well as broader issues of belonging, social responsibility, for-profit higher education, and regulation. Together, these essays establish a complex and detailed understanding of the ways corporations contribute positively to human well-being as well as the dangers that they pose.--
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1949-
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Urban, Greg
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Democracy, citizenship, and constitutionalism
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  • Corporate governance
  • Corporations
  • Corporations
  • Corporation law
  • Public interest
Label
Corporations and citizenship, edited by Greg Urban
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
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rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction. Why For-Profit Corporations and Citizenship? / Greg Urban. pt. 1. Are for-profit corporations in the public interest? ch. 2. Corporate Power and the Public Good / Lynn Sharp Paine -- ch. 3. How Big Business Targets Children / Joel Bakan -- ch. 4. Corporate Social Purpose and the Task of Management / Jeffery Smith -- ch. 5. Corporate Purpose and Social Responsibility / Jeffrey L. Sturchio and Louis Galambos -- ch. 6. Education by Corporation : the Merits and Perils of For-Profit Higher Education for a Democratic Citizenry / Amy J. Sepinwall -- ch. 7. Enron and the Legacy of Corporate Discourse / Rosalie Genova -- ch. 8. Saving TEPCO : Debt, Credit, and the "End" of Finance in Post-Fukushima Japan / Hirokazu Miyazakipt. 2. Does government regulation of corporations promote well-being in a democratic society? ch. 9. The Rise and Embedding of the Corporation: Considerations for American Democracy and Citizenship / Walter Licht -- ch. 10 Citizens of the Corporation? Workplace Democracy in a Post-Union Era / Cynthia Estlund -- ch. 11. Politics and Corporate Governance: What Explains Policy Outcomes? / Peter Gourevitch -- ch. 12. The Nature and Futility of "Regulation by Assimilation" / Jonathan R. Macey -- ch. 13 Multinational Corporations as Regulators and Central Planners: Implications for Citizens' Voice / Katharina Pistor -- ch. 14. Ethnicity, Inc.: On the Affective Economy of Belonging / Jean Comaroff and John Comaroff -- ch. 15. Corporate Nostalgia? Managerial Capitalism from a Contemporary Perspective / Karen Ho --ch. 16. Can For-Profit Corporations Be Good Citizens? Perspectives from Four Business Leaders / Nien-hê sieh
Control code
FIEb17557872
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vi, 384 pages
Isbn
9780812246025
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)860943800
Label
Corporations and citizenship, edited by Greg Urban
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction. Why For-Profit Corporations and Citizenship? / Greg Urban. pt. 1. Are for-profit corporations in the public interest? ch. 2. Corporate Power and the Public Good / Lynn Sharp Paine -- ch. 3. How Big Business Targets Children / Joel Bakan -- ch. 4. Corporate Social Purpose and the Task of Management / Jeffery Smith -- ch. 5. Corporate Purpose and Social Responsibility / Jeffrey L. Sturchio and Louis Galambos -- ch. 6. Education by Corporation : the Merits and Perils of For-Profit Higher Education for a Democratic Citizenry / Amy J. Sepinwall -- ch. 7. Enron and the Legacy of Corporate Discourse / Rosalie Genova -- ch. 8. Saving TEPCO : Debt, Credit, and the "End" of Finance in Post-Fukushima Japan / Hirokazu Miyazakipt. 2. Does government regulation of corporations promote well-being in a democratic society? ch. 9. The Rise and Embedding of the Corporation: Considerations for American Democracy and Citizenship / Walter Licht -- ch. 10 Citizens of the Corporation? Workplace Democracy in a Post-Union Era / Cynthia Estlund -- ch. 11. Politics and Corporate Governance: What Explains Policy Outcomes? / Peter Gourevitch -- ch. 12. The Nature and Futility of "Regulation by Assimilation" / Jonathan R. Macey -- ch. 13 Multinational Corporations as Regulators and Central Planners: Implications for Citizens' Voice / Katharina Pistor -- ch. 14. Ethnicity, Inc.: On the Affective Economy of Belonging / Jean Comaroff and John Comaroff -- ch. 15. Corporate Nostalgia? Managerial Capitalism from a Contemporary Perspective / Karen Ho --ch. 16. Can For-Profit Corporations Be Good Citizens? Perspectives from Four Business Leaders / Nien-hê sieh
Control code
FIEb17557872
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vi, 384 pages
Isbn
9780812246025
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)860943800

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