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Education, Complaints, And Accountability, Juan Botero, Alejandro Ponce, Andrei Shleifer Feb 2013

Education, Complaints, And Accountability, Juan Botero, Alejandro Ponce, Andrei Shleifer

Alejandro Ponce

Better educated countries have better governments, an empirical regularity that holds in both dictatorships and democracies. A possible reason for this fact is that educated people are more likely to complain about misconduct by government officials and that more frequent complaints encourage better behavior from officials. Newly assembled individual-level survey data from the World Justice Project show that, within countries, better educated people are more likely to report official misconduct. The results are confirmed using other survey data on reporting crime and corruption. Citizen complaints might thus be an operative mechanism that explains the link between education and the quality ...


Executive Trade Secrets, Tom C. W. Lin Jan 2012

Executive Trade Secrets, Tom C. W. Lin

Tom C. W. Lin

The law discriminates among a corporation’s secrets. In the eyes of the law, commercial secrets of corporations are legitimate secrets that deserve legal protection and nondisclosure, but personal secrets of executives are not as deserving of legal protection and nondisclosure. This divergent treatment of secrets has resulted in a legal landscape of perplexing, paradoxical paths for corporations and executives concerning executive disclosures — a precarious landscape that has left corporations and investors dangerously susceptible to revelations of private facts that shock market valuation and institutional stability.

This Article explores this divergent treatment of secrets in the context of public corporations ...


Narco-Analysis And The Shifting Paradigms Of Article 20(3): A Comment On Selvi V. State Of Karnataka, Anjaneya Das Mar 2011

Narco-Analysis And The Shifting Paradigms Of Article 20(3): A Comment On Selvi V. State Of Karnataka, Anjaneya Das

Anjaneya Das

No abstract provided.


The Corporate Governance Of Iconic Executives, Tom C. W. Lin Jan 2011

The Corporate Governance Of Iconic Executives, Tom C. W. Lin

Tom C. W. Lin

This essay explores the special corporate governance challenges posed by iconic executives. Iconic executives are complex, bittersweet figures in corporate governance narratives. They are alluring, larger-than-life corporate figures who often govern freely. Iconic executives frequently rule like monarchs over their firms, offering lofty promises to shareholders, directors, and managers under their reign. But like many stories of powerful and influential figures, the narratives of iconic executives also contain adversity and danger. Part of the acquiescence and enchantment with such figures is rooted in the virtuous promises embodied by their presence, promises of unity, accountability, and effectiveness in corporate governance. Unfortunately ...


Publications, Michele Faioli Aug 2010

Publications, Michele Faioli

Michele Faioli

No abstract provided.


Gay And Transgender Rights In India: Naz Foundation V. Government Of Nct Of Delhi, Anjaneya Das Jan 2009

Gay And Transgender Rights In India: Naz Foundation V. Government Of Nct Of Delhi, Anjaneya Das

Anjaneya Das

Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, a figment of colonial creation, has criminalised ‘unnatural sexual acts’ since its application as law in 1862. Homosexuality falls within such acts and may attract punitive measures. In the previous century, legislatures and judiciaries across the globe have upheld laws criminalising homosexuality and transgender behaviour, justifying them on grounds of public decency and morality. With the advent of the contemporary epoch, the movement against the repressive and oppressive nature of Section 377 grew exponentially and reached its culmination in Naz Foundation v. Government of NCT of Delhi, wherein the Delhi High Court recognized ...


Sovereignty, Law And The State Of Exception: Analysing Agamben In The Indian Context, Aditya Swarup Jul 2008

Sovereignty, Law And The State Of Exception: Analysing Agamben In The Indian Context, Aditya Swarup

Aditya Swarup

No abstract provided.


Grievance Settlement Authorities: Emerging Trends, Aditya Swarup May 2008

Grievance Settlement Authorities: Emerging Trends, Aditya Swarup

Aditya Swarup

No abstract provided.


Terrorism And The Rule Of Law: A Case Comment On Kartar Singh V. State Of Punjab, Aditya Swarup Sep 2007

Terrorism And The Rule Of Law: A Case Comment On Kartar Singh V. State Of Punjab, Aditya Swarup

Aditya Swarup

No abstract provided.


Socialism And The New Economic Order: Constitutional Perspectives, Aditya Swarup Sep 2007

Socialism And The New Economic Order: Constitutional Perspectives, Aditya Swarup

Aditya Swarup

No abstract provided.