Between Citizen and State: An Introduction to the Corporation

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Paradigm Publishers, 2007 - Law - 223 pages
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Between Citizen and State is an intrepid and readable introduction to, and insightful commentary on, the role of the corporation in the modern world. Corporate actors have typical motivations, opportunities, temptations -- they are characters, and their interactions follow familiar plotlines. Part I, Background, introduces the characters and their context. Part II, Internal Struggles, explains common conflicts in terms of well-known court cases. Part III, External Relations, examines relationships between the corporation, individuals, and the state.

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Corporation Law as Theater
Stock Characters and Ordinary Scripts

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Charles Lemert is Professor of Sociology at Wesleyan University. He is author most recently of Sociology after the Crisis, Second Edition (Paradigm, 2004), and Dark Thoughts: Race and the Eclipse of Society (Routledge, 2002). David A. Westbrook regularly speaks around the world to governments and international organizations (including NATO) as well as academics across many disciplines. His books include Navigators of the Contemporary: Why Ethnography Matters (2008) and Out of Crisis: Rethinking Our Financial Markets (Paradigm 2009). Westbrook is Floyd H. and Hilda L. Hurst Faculty Scholar and Professor of Law at the University of Buffalo, State University of New York.

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