Corporate Sovereignty

Corporate Sovereignty

In Corporate Sovereignty, Barkan argues that corporate power should be rethought as a mode of political sovereignty.

Author: Joshua Barkan

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816686490

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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Refinery explosions. Accounting scandals. Bank meltdowns. All of these catastrophes—and many more—might rightfully be blamed on corporations. In response, advocates have suggested reforms ranging from increased government regulation to corporate codes of conduct to stop corporate abuses. Joshua Barkan writes that these reactions, which view law as a limit on corporations, misunderstand the role of law in fostering corporate power. In Corporate Sovereignty, Barkan argues that corporate power should be rethought as a mode of political sovereignty. Rather than treating the economic power of corporations as a threat to the political sovereignty of states, Barkan shows that the two are ontologically linked. Situating analysis of U.S., British, and international corporate law alongside careful readings in political and social theory, he demonstrates that the Anglo-American corporation and modern political sovereignty are founded in and bound together through a principle of legally sanctioned immunity from law. The problems that corporate-led globalization present for governments result not from regulatory failures as much as from corporate immunity that is being exported across the globe. For Barkan, there is a paradox in that corporations, which are legal creations, are given such power that they undermine the sovereignty of states. He notes that while the relationship between states and corporations may appear adversarial, it is in fact a kind of doubling in which state sovereignty and corporate power are both conjoined and in conflict. Our refusal to grapple with the peculiar nature of this doubling means that some of our best efforts to control corporations unwittingly reinvest the sovereign powers they oppose.
Categories: Business & Economics

Corporate Capitalism and the Integral State

Corporate Capitalism and the Integral State

27 Crucial to this development of concentrated capitalist competition were transformations in US corporate law by the 1890s. ... Joshua Barkan, Corporate Sovereignty: Law and Government Under Capitalism (Minneapolis, MN: University of ...

Author: Stephen Maher

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030837723

Category: Political Science

Page: 380

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This book advances an original conception of the relationship between state and corporate power in the United States. Using what he terms an Institutional Marxist framework, Maher argues that, far from passively responding to interest group pressures, the state has been a key agent in politically mobilizing business, and has played an active role in the organization of lobbying groups. Such business associations do not merely express the pre-existing interests of their corporate members, but are also mechanisms through which the state organizes the political power of the capitalist class. They form part of what the author refers to as an integral state—a wider network of state power which traverses and interpenetrates the state bureaucracy, the legislature, the industrial policy apparatus, and corporate governance. Based on extensive archival research, this book tracks the role of the General Electric Company as a pillar of the integral state in the United States from the finance capital period (1880 to 1930), through the managerial period (1930-1979), to the restructuring leading up to the age of neoliberalism (1979-present).
Categories: Political Science

The Corporation Law and Capitalism

The Corporation  Law and Capitalism

Bantekas, I. and S. Nash 2007, International Criminal Law, London: Routledge-Cavendish. Barkan, J. 2013, Corporate Sovereignty: Law and Government under Capitalism, Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press.

Author: Grietje Baars

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004392861

Category: Political Science

Page: 520

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In The Corporation, Law and Capitalism, Baars offers a radical Marxist perspective on law, tracing the corporation from colonial times to the present multinational. ‘Corporate accountability’ is shown to be a red herring in the struggle for another world.
Categories: Political Science

Capitalism for All

Capitalism for All

As Joshua Barkan notes in Corporate Sovereignty: Law and Government under Capitalism: Corporations and states model each other's defining features. Likewise, modern corporate power emerges from and mobilizes apparatuses of sovereignty, ...

Author: Neil E. Harrison

Publisher: State University of New York Press

ISBN: 9781438486994

Category: Political Science

Page: 267

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Demostrates that a true liberal capitalism still has the capacity to enable personal well-being while dealing with new challenges such as pandemics, climate change, and automation.
Categories: Political Science

Edinburgh Companion to Shari ah Governance in Islamic Finance

Edinburgh Companion to Shari ah Governance in Islamic Finance

Joshua Barkan, Corporate Sovereignty: Law and Government under Capitalism (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2013), pp. 19–40. 3 Jennifer Choo and Neil Fligstein, 'Law and Corporate Governance', Annual Review of Lawand Social ...

Author: Syed Nazim Ali

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474436014

Category:

Page: 480

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Written by a group of prominent shari'ah scholars, academics and practitioners in the field of Islamic finance, this book contains 17 in-depth case studies of shari'ah governance practices and experiences as well as critical analysis of these practices. It serves as a standalone comprehensive reference work on shari'ah governance, containing an overview of its Islamic legal foundations, its evolution and development over the years, current practices and debates on shari'ah governance standards and future prospects for shari'ah governance in the global Islamic finance market.
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Handbook on the Geographies of Power

Handbook on the Geographies of Power

Corporate Sovereignty: Law and Government under Capitalism. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. Barkan, J. 2018. Corporate Power and Neoliberalism. In Cahill, D., Cooper, M., and Konings, M. (eds) The SAGE Handbook of ...

Author: Mat Coleman

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781785365645

Category: Political Science

Page: 432

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The so-called spatial turn in the social sciences means that many researchers have become much more interested in what can be called the spatialities of power, or the ways in which power as a medium for achieving goals is related to where it takes place. Most famous authors on the subject, such as Machiavelli and Hobbes, saw power as entirely equivalent to domination exercised by some over others. Though this meaning is hardly redundant, understandings of power have become more multidimensional and nuanced as a result of the spatial turn. Much recent writing in human geography, for example, has rigorously extended use of the term power beyond its typical understanding as a resource that pools up in some hands and some places to a medium of agency that has different effects depending on how it is deployed across space and how actors cooperate, or not, to give it effect. To address this objective, the book is organized thematically into four sections that cover the main areas in which much of the contemporary work on geographies of power is concentrated: bodies, economy, environment and energy, and war.
Categories: Political Science

Globalization and Capitalist Geopolitics

Globalization and Capitalist Geopolitics

Sovereignty and state power in a multipolar world Daniel Woodley. Arthur, C. (2001) 'Value, ... Barkan, J. (2013) Corporate Sovereignty: Law and Government under Capitalism, Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press.

Author: Daniel Woodley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317755722

Category: Political Science

Page: 274

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Globalization and Capitalist Geopolitics is concerned with the nature of corporate power against the backdrop of the decline of the West and the struggle by non-western states to challenge and overcome domination of the rest of the world by the West. This book argues that although the US continues to preside over a quasi-imperial system of power based on global military preponderance and financial statecraft, and remains reluctant to recognize the realities global economic convergence, the age of imperial state hegemony is giving way to a new international order characterized by capitalist sovereignty and competition between regional and transnational concentrations of economic power. This title seeks to interrogate the structure of world order by examining leading approaches to globalization and political economy in international relations and international political economy. Breaking with the classical school, Woodley argues that geopolitics should be understood as a transnational strategic practice employed by powerful state actors, which mirrors predatory corporate rivalry for control over global resources and markets, reproducing the structural conditions for corporate power through the transnational state form of capital. In a period of increasing geopolitical insecurity and economic instability this title provides an authoritative yet accessible commentary on debates on capitalism and globalization in the wake of the financial crisis. It is valuable resource for students and scholars seeking to develop a deeper understanding of the historical determinants of the changing dynamics of neoliberal capitalism and their implications for world order.
Categories: Political Science

Corporate Personhood

Corporate Personhood

Corporate charters were gifts of immunity from the sovereign to encourage corporations to organize and manage hospitals, universities, ... 12 Joshua Barkan, CORPORATE SOVEREIGNTY: LAW AND GOVERNMENT UNDER CAPITALISM 20–30 (2013).

Author: Susanna Kim Ripken

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108416528

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 317

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Explores the nature of corporate personhood and how it affects the rights, powers, and influence of corporations in society.
Categories: Business & Economics

Blockchain and Public Law

Blockchain and Public Law

By the same token, a corporation is state-like in so far as it gives name, voice and standing to a collectivity of ... 126 Joshua Barkan, Corporate SovereigntyLaw and Government under Capitalism (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota ...

Author: Pollicino, Oreste

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781839100796

Category: Law

Page: 256

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This important and topical book provides a comprehensive overview of the challenges raised by blockchain from the perspective of public law. It considers the ways in which traditional categories of public law such as sovereignty, citizenship and territory are shaped, as well as the impact of blockchain technology on fundamental rights and democratic values.
Categories: Law

Architecture Machine

Architecture   Machine

For a summary of this history, see Joshua Barkan, Corporate Sovereignty: Law and Government under Capitalism (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2013), chap. 3, “Personhood,” pp. 65–86; and Martin J. Sklar, The Corporate ...

Author: Daniel A. Barber

Publisher: Schwabe AG

ISBN: 9783856763794

Category: Architecture

Page: 180

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Architektur und Maschine sind zentrale Gegenstände menschlicher Gestaltung. Wie funktioniert ihr Zusammenspiel? In thematischer Breite und historischer Tiefe gehen die Beiträge des Bandes dem vielfältigen Wechselspiel dieser Phänomene nach, vor allem im Hinblick auf drei Aspekte: Maschinen, die dem Entwurf und der Errichtung von Gebäuden dienen, solche, die ihrer Arbeit innerhalb der Wände und Strukturen von Bauten verrichten und - insbesondere - Maschinen, die als Modelle und Bilder des architektonischen Denkens fungieren. Dabei zeigt sich, dass die Thematik der Maschine im Rahmen der Architektur bis heute nicht nur an konkrete technische Fragen, sondern vielmehr an allgemeine Programme, Prozesse und Performanzen und damit an grundlegende Kategorien des gebauten Raumes rührt. What is the nature of the interaction between architecture and machines as key objects in human design and how does this interplay work? The contributors to the volume explore this multifaceted interchange in its broad thematic manifestations and historical depth, focusing above all on three aspects: machines that assist in the design and construction of buildings, those that perform their tasks inside the walls and structures of buildings, and - in particular - machines that act as models and images of architectural thought. What emerges is that the subject of machines within the architectural framework has been rooted, up until the present day, not simply in concrete technical questions, but rather to a far greater extent in general programs, processes, and performances, and thus in fundamental categories of built space.
Categories: Architecture