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Vol 23 No 4 April/May 2018

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Williams, Mortimer and Sunnucks: Executors, Administrators and Probate

Edited by: Alexander Learmonth, Charlotte Ford, Julia Clark, John Ross Martyn
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Global Governance and the Quest for Justice: Volume 2 - Corporations, Governance and Globalisation

Edited by: Sorcha MacLeod

ISBN13: 9781841134062
ISBN: 1841134066
Published: November 2006
Publisher: Hart Publishing
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £34.99

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This book - one in the four-volume set, Global Governance and the Quest for Justice - focuses on the role of corporations in an increasingly globalised world. Against the backcloth of perceived abuse of corporate power - alleged violations of human rights, degradation of the environment, abuse of labour, Enron-style financial scandals, and the like - the papers in the first part of this collection examine the nature and function of the corporation as well as the way in which we should understand ""corporate governance"" and the ""power"" of transnational corporations.

Central to the question is the issue of accountability, as well as the questions of social and environmental responsibility - here the authors ask whether corporations should be more accountable relative to the broader public interest, and suggest that public law approaches to accountability may offer a way forward.;The second part of the book considers the most appropriate regulatory locus (local, regional, or international) and the most effective form of response to the deficit in corporate responsibility and the abuse of corporate power.

For example, are transnational corporations most effectively regulated internationally (e.g., by the United Nations), regionally (e.g., by the EU or NAFTA) or locally (e.g., through stringent reporting requirements and implementation of triple bottom line standards)?

Public International Law
1. Corporate Governance and the Regulation of Business Behaviour
The late John Parkinson
2. Corporate Governance and Constitutional Law: A Legal Pluralist Perspective
Gavin W Anderson
3. Enron and the End of Corporate Governance?
David Campbell and Stephen Griffin
4. European Integration and Globalisation: The Experience of Financial Reporting Regulation
Charlotte Villiers
5. Imperialism and Accountability in Corporate Law: The Limitations of Incorporation Law as a Regulatory Mechanism
Nicholas HD Foster and Jane Ball
6. Creating a Globalised Insolvency Law
Clare Campbell and Yiannis Sakkas
7. Global Transparency
Patrick Birkinshaw
8. Ecological Modernisation and Environmental Regulation: Corporate Compliance and Accountability
Juanita Elias and Robert Lee
9. Legislating for Responsible Corporate Behaviour: Domestic Law Approaches to an International Issue
Rory Sullivan
10. Self-regulation of Transnational Corporations: Neither Meaningless in Law Nor Voluntary
Carola Glinski
11. The IMF and its Relation to Private Banks: Risk Free Banking?
Janet Dine
12. Towards an Acquisition of Human Rights by way of Business Practices?
Aurora Voiculescu