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Review of Susanna Ripken's Corporate Personhood, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019, 301pp

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)155-157
Number of pages3
JournalLaw and Society Review
Volume56
Issue1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Feb 2022

Abstract

Susanna Ripken is an astute and fair-minded observer of today's corporate personality controversy. The premise of her impressive book is that the corporate personhood puzzle is as complicated as it is vexing because corporate personhood is inherently multidimensional, in a way that mirrors the fact that the corporation is at the same time an economic institution, a legal actor, a cultural artifact, and a political operator, whose actions can be morally praised or condemned. To produce a comprehensive picture of the corporation we need to weave together the different facets highlighted by economics, law, sociology, political science, philosophy, ethics, and other disciplines. So too must we proceed, Ripken persuasively argues, when dealing with corporate personhood. No single discipline is in a position to answer all the important questions corporate personhood raises. An interdisciplinary conversation is required.

Notes

© 2022 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. All rights reserved. This is the accepted manuscript version of the review which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1111/lasr.12597

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