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Revisiting Friedman’s Construct of Corporations

The ideological and juridical idea of what a corporation as a form is all about and what happens in the case of wrongs committed by such corporations is sought to be unpacked. The accepted notion in business and economics, which has seeped deeply in popular imagination too, that corporations exist primarily for benefiting their shareholders and hence their “accountability” is restricted to their shareholders only, is critically examined. For this, Milton Friedman’s influential conceptualisation of a corporation with the juridical construct of the corporate veil is interrogated and its far-reaching consequences through three recent important corporate cases in India are investigated.

Another World Is Possible?

Globalisation and the Prospects for Critical Reflection edited by Jung Min Choi and John W Murphy (Delhi: Aakar Books), 2009; pp xvi + 286, Rs 595.

A Window to Reality

Sanhati Selections 2011: An Anthology in Solidarity with People's Struggles, Rs 30.

'Sovereign Are the People': A Diary in Stormy Times, selections from the Sanhati columns by Dipanjan Rai Chaudhuri, Kolkata, 2010.

Critiquing Globalisation

developed countries are demanding a Critiquing Globalisation comprehensive investment agreement, Questioning Globalisation by Kavaljit Singh; Madhyam Books, Delhi and Zed Books, London and New York, 2005;

Making the Impossible Possible

Possible Understanding the Venezuelan Revolution: Hugo Chavez Talks to Marta Harnecker translated by Chesa Boudin; Daanish Books, New Delhi in association with Monthly Review Press, New York, 2005; pp 202, Rs 150 (paperback).

Democracy and Workplace in Eastern Europe

in Eastern Europe Transformation at Work in the new Market Economies of Central Eastern Europe by Anna Pollert; Sage Publications, New Delhi, 1999; pp xii + 260,

Work: Then and Now

Fourteen years at work Rico, the son has changed his job four times. He has been Work: Then and Now The Corrosion of Character: The Personal Consequences of Work in the New Capitalism by Richard Sennett; W W Norton and Company, New York, 1998.

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