Multinationals and the Constitutionalization of the World Power System

Jean-Philippe Robe, Antoine Lyon-Caen, Stéphane Vernac
Routledge, 03.06.2016 - 264 Seiten
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This collection offers a powerful and coherent study of the transformation of the multinational enterprise as both an object and subject of law within and beyond States. The study develops an analysis of the large firm as being a system of organization exercising vast powers through various instruments of private law, such as property rights, contracts and corporations.

The volume focuses on the firm as the operational unit of governance within emerging systems of globalization, whilst exploring in-depth the forms within which the firm might be regulated as against the inhibiting parameters of national law. It connects, through the ordering concept of the firm in globalization, the distinct regimes of constitutionalization, national and international law.

The study will be of interest to students and academics in globalization and the regulation of multinational corporations, as well as law, economics and politics on a global scale. It will also interest government leaders and NGOs working in the areas of MNE regulations.


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Part I Firms and power
Part II The concept of constitutionalization
Part III The concept of constitutionalization applied to the firm

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Über den Autor (2016)

Jean-Philippe Robé is a French and New York qualified partner in the Paris office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and a specialist in International Business Law. He teaches Globalization and Legal Pluralism at Sciences Po, Paris. He has published widely and has given numerous lectures on enterprise law and corporate governance. In 2016 he was awarded the prestigious Prix du Cercle Montesquieu for his book `Le temps du monde de l’entreprise – Globalisation et mutation du système juridique’.

Antoine Lyon-Caen is Professor of Law at the University of Paris West Nanterre La Défense. He recently rejoined the Board of Lyon-Caen & Thiriez, solicitors to the State Council and Court of Cassation, France. He is the author of many legal publications.

Stéphane Vernac lectures in Law at the University of Picardie Jules Verne, France. He is the author of publications on the relationship between labour law and company law and on the regulation of private organizations.

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