Rights, Persons, and Organizations: A Legal Theory for by Meir Dan-Cohen

By Meir Dan-Cohen

enterprises have felony rights, and so do many different large-scale organisations. yet what does it suggest to ascribe rights and “personhood” to such entities, and what's the explanation for doing so? those are significant questions for an organizational society equivalent to ours, and but they've got obtained continually little cognizance in glossy political and criminal notion. the outside metaphor of treating companies as people with “rights” contains profound outcomes — occasionally even decreasing person freedoms in mild of the organization’s prestige. specifically after such fresh best courtroom judgements as electorate United, this influence is as acute at the present time as while this booklet was once first written. Now in its moment version, RIGHTS, people, AND enterprises is still a necessary a part of any research of firms and their position within the nation, reasonable dispute processing, and actual people’s rights. The examine is penetrating and provocative, and is out there to a brand new new release reconsidering where of businesses in complicated societies. From the 1st Edition:

“Dan-Cohen addresses an pressing factor — the competence of our felony rules to address the social truth of large-scale organizations.... the result's a heavily reasoned argument for treating companies as tools instead of as persons.... each person drawn to the trendy ‘organizational society’ may be accustomed to this lucid and complex work.”
— Philip Selznick, Professor of legislations and Sociology, collage of California, Berkeley

“The becoming energy of enterprises is among the so much outstanding positive aspects of our lives. Meir Dan-Cohen, indicting either legislation and ethical philosophy for failing to provide bureaucracies their due, has analyzed the gaps this oversight has left in societal preparations and philosophic orientation. it's a magnificent and complete job.”
— Christopher Stone, Roy P. Crocker Professor of legislation, college of Southern California

“Dan-Cohen employs the instruments of economics, sociology, legislation, and philosophy to formulate an invaluable and insightful account of the ethical and felony prestige of organisations. it is a publication legal professionals, economists, sociologists, and philosophers will surely study from, and one they need to be troubled to read.”
— Jules L. Coleman, Professor of legislations and Philosophy, Yale college

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