Corporate Power and Ownership in Contemporary Capitalism
The Politics of Resistance and Domination
By (author) Susanne Soederberg
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Corporate Power and Ownership in Contemporary Capitalism by Susanne Soederberg
Book DescriptionDespite 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. Winner of the Davidson/Studies in Political Economy Award.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415467889
(234mm x 156mm x 15mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 14-Sep-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Susanne Soederberg
Corporate Power and Ownership in Contemporary Capitalism, Hardback (September 2009)
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. This book reconnects the social constitution of corporate power and changing forms of shareholder activism.
Internalizing Globalization, Hardback (November 2005)
Explores how a wide range of countries attempt to cope with the challenges of globalization. This book examines how certain social structures, political cultures, party patterns, interest group politics, classes, policies, liberal democratic and authoritarian institutions, and the discourses that frame them, are being reset by political actors.
Politics of the New International Financial Architecture, Paperback (November 2004)» View all books by Susanne Soederberg
This is a critique of the attempts of the G7 industrialized countries to rewrite the rules of international finance. It includes case studies on capital controls from Chile and Malaysia and is aimed at scholars and students of international political economy and development and reform activists.
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Author Biography - Susanne Soederberg
Susanne Soederberg is a Canada Research Chair in Global Political Economy and an Associate Professor in the Departments of Global Development Studies and Political Studies at Queen's University, Canada. She is author of The Politics of the New International Financial Architecture: Reimposing Neoliberal Domination in the Global South (2004) and Global Governance in Question: Empire, Class, and the New Common Sense in Managing North-South Relations (2006)
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