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Corporations and American Democracy

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$35.00 • £25.95 • €31.50

ISBN 9780674972285

Publication: May 2017


528 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

2 halftones, 4 maps, 7 graphs, 9 tables


  • Preface
  • Corporations and American Democracy: An Introduction [Naomi R. Lamoreaux and William J. Novak]
  • I. Corporate Origins
    • 1. Early American Corporations and the State [Eric Hilt]
    • 2. Corporations and Organizations in the United States after 1840 [Jessica L. Hennessey and John Joseph Wallis]
  • II. The Turn to Regulation
    • 3. The Dissociation of Incorporation and Regulation in the Progressive Era and the New Deal [Daniel A. Crane]
    • 4. The Public Utility Idea and the Origins of Modern Business Regulation [William J. Novak]
    • 5. Corporate Taxation and the Regulation of Early Twentieth-Century American Business [Steven A. Bank and Ajay K. Mehrotra]
  • III. The Changing Corporate Form
    • 6. From Fiscal Triangle to Passing Through: Rise of the Nonprofit Corporation [Jonathan Levy]
    • 7. The Supreme Court’s View of Corporate Rights: Two Centuries of Evolution and Controversy [Margaret M. Blair and Elizabeth Pollman]
    • 8. Corporations and the Fourteenth Amendment [Ruth H. Bloch and Naomi R. Lamoreaux]
  • IV. Modern Corporate Challenges
    • 9. Two Cheers for Vertical Integration: Corporate Governance in a World of Global Supply Chains [Nelson Lichtenstein]
    • 10. Citizens United, Personhood, and the Corporation in Politics [Adam Winkler]
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Contributors
  • Index