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The Resource Shadow sovereigns : how global corporations are seizing power, Susan George

Shadow sovereigns : how global corporations are seizing power, Susan George

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Shadow sovereigns : how global corporations are seizing power
Title
Shadow sovereigns
Title remainder
how global corporations are seizing power
Statement of responsibility
Susan George
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Lobbying has long been part of the political landscape. But in recent years links between big business and government have become stronger and more far-reaching than ever. Global corporations now demand control over decisions affecting labour laws, finance, public health, food and agriculture, safety regulations, taxes and international trade and investment. They even claim the right to private tribunals where they can sue governments for passing laws that could harm their present or future profits. These business elites don t want to govern directly. They operate behind the scenes - directing planning, setting standards and fashioning government to maximise their own profits. Thanks to the UN Global Compact they have extended their influence to the highest levels of multilateral decision-making and now, via the Davos-inspired Global Redesign Initiative, they are setting their sights on managing world-wide public policy. Elected by and accountable to no one, secretive and highly organized, these shadow sovereigns are destroying the very notion of the common good and making a mockery of democracy. It is high time we challenged this assault on our rights and our institutions. In this incisive and clear-sighted book Susan George provides us with the practical knowledge to do just that.--
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George, Susan
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • International business enterprises
  • Business and politics
  • International economic relations
  • Economic policy
  • Foreign relations
  • Corporations
Label
Shadow sovereigns : how global corporations are seizing power, Susan George
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- 1. Lobbies, mega-lobbies and how to join them -- 2. Transnational treaties: tailored by and for transnational corporations -- 3. Regulatory cooperation: more danger ahead -- 4. From trans- to supra-national: corporate troops invade the United Nations -- 5. Davos: designer of the future?
Control code
FIEb17740447
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
192 pages
Isbn
9780745697826
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)905419170
Label
Shadow sovereigns : how global corporations are seizing power, Susan George
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 -- 1. Lobbies, mega-lobbies and how to join them -- 2. Transnational treaties: tailored by and for transnational corporations -- 3. Regulatory cooperation: more danger ahead -- 4. From trans- to supra-national: corporate troops invade the United Nations -- 5. Davos: designer of the future?
Control code
FIEb17740447
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
192 pages
Isbn
9780745697826
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)905419170

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