Corporations and Citizenship
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.
Contributors: Joel Bakan, Jean Comaroff, John Comaroff, Cynthia Estlund, Louis Galambos, Rosalie Genova, Peter Gourevitch, Karen Ho, Nien-he Hsieh, Walter Licht, Jonathan R. Macey, Hirokazu Miyazaki, Lynn Sharp Paine, Katharina Pistor, Amy J. Sepinwall, Jeffery Smith, Jeffrey L. Sturchio, Greg Urban.
- Hardback | 392 pages
- 152 x 229 x 30.48mm | 680.39g
- 26 May 2014
- University of Pennsylvania Press
- Pennsylvania, United States
- 1 illus.
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Table of contents
PART I. ARE FOR-PROFIT CORPORATIONS IN THE PUBIC INTEREST?
Chapter 2. Corporate Power and the Public Good
-Lynn Sharp Paine
Chapter 3. How Big Business Targets Children
Chapter 4. Corporate Social Purpose and the Task of Management
Chapter 5. Corporate Purpose and Social Responsibility
-Jeffrey L. Sturchio and Louis Galambos
Chapter 6. Education by Corporation: The Merits and Perils of For-Profit Higher Education for a Democratic Citizenry
-Amy J. Sepinwall
Chapter 7. Enron and the Legacy of Corporate Discourse
Chapter 8. Saving TEPCO: Debt, Credit, and the "End" of Finance in Post-Fukushima Japan
PART II. DOES GOVERNMENT REGULATION OF CORPORATIONS PROMOTE WELL-BEING IN A DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY?
Chapter 9. The Rise and Embedding of the Corporation: Considerations for American Democracy and Citizenship
Chapter 10. Citizens of the Corporation? Workplace Democracy in a Post-Union Era
Chapter 11. Politics and Corporate Governance: What Explains Policy Outcomes?
Chapter 12. The Nature and Futility of "Regulation by Assimilation"
-Jonathan R. Macey
Chapter 13. Multinational Corporations as Regulators and Central Planners: Implications for Citizens' Voice
Chapter 14. Ethnicity, Inc.: On the Affective Economy of Belonging
-Jean Comaroff and John Comaroff
Chapter 15. Corporate Nostalgia? Managerial Capitalism from a Contemporary Perspective
Chapter 16. Can For-Profit Corporations Be Good Citizens? Perspectives from Four Business Leaders
List of Contributors
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