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Author Soederberg, Susanne, 1966-

Title Corporate power and ownership in contemporary capitalism : the politics of resistance and domination / Susanne Soederberg
Published London ; New York : Routledge, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (xx, 195 pages)
Series RIPE series in global political economy
RIPE series in global political economy.
Contents Repoliticizing corporate power and ownership in contemporary capitalism -- Repoliticizing the Ownership Society and the marketization of security -- Repoliticizing corporate governance : scandals, struggles and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act -- Deconstructing the myth of corporate democracy : the case of the equal access proposal -- The limits to labour's capital and the new activism -- Corporate governance and entrepreneurial development : the case of CalPERS' Permissible Country Index -- The marketization of social justice : the case of the Sudan Divestment Campaign
Summary "Despite the influence corporations wield over all aspects of everyday life, there has been a remarkable absence of critical inquiry into the social constitution of this power. In analysing the complex relationship between corporate power and the widespread phenomenon of share ownership, this book seeks to map and define the nature of resistance and domination in contemporary capitalism. Drawing on a Marxist-informed framework, this book reconnects the social constitution of corporate power and changing forms of shareholder activism. In contrast to other texts that deal with corporate governance, this study examines a diverse and comprehensive set of themes, from socially responsible investing to labour-led shareholder activism and its limitations. Through this ambitious and critical study, author Susanne Soederberg demonstrates how the corporate governance doctrine represents an inherent feature of neoliberal rule, effectively disembedding and depoliticising relations of domination and resistance from the wider power and paradoxes of capitalism. Examining corporate governance and shareholder activism in a number of different contexts that include the United States and the global South, this important book will be of interest to students and scholars of international political economy, international relations and development studies. It will also be of relevance to a wider range of disciplines including finance, economics, and business and management studies."--Publisher's website
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 170-186) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Corporate governance.
Corporations -- Social aspects
Stock ownership -- Social aspects
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0203871693