Corporations and Citizenship

Assembling scholars from legal studies, business ethics, philosophy, history, political science, and anthropology, Corporations and Citizenship addresses the role of modern for-profit corporations as a distinctive kind of social formation within democratic national states.

Corporations and Citizenship

Edited by Greg Urban

2014 | 392 pages | Cloth $59.95
Public Policy | Business
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Table of Contents

Introduction. Why For-Profit Corporations and Citizenship?
—Greg Urban

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
—Joel Bakan
Chapter 4. Corporate Social Purpose and the Task of Management
—Jeffery Smith
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
—Rosalie Genova
Chapter 8. Saving TEPCO: Debt, Credit, and the "End" of Finance in Post-Fukushima Japan
—Hirokazu Miyazaki

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
—Walter Licht
Chapter 10. Citizens of the Corporation? Workplace Democracy in a Post-Union Era
—Cynthia Estlund
Chapter 11. Politics and Corporate Governance: What Explains Policy Outcomes?
—Peter Gourevitch
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
—Katharina Pistor
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
Karen Ho
Chapter 16. Can For-Profit Corporations Be Good Citizens? Perspectives from Four Business Leaders
—Nien-hê Hsieh

Notes
List of Contributors
Index
Acknowledgments