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The Corporate Conspiracy Vacuum (Formerly "Corporate Conspiracy: How Not Calling A Conspiracy A Conspiracy Is Warping The Law On Corporate Wrongdoing"), Josephine Sandler Nelson 2015 SelectedWorks

The Corporate Conspiracy Vacuum (Formerly "Corporate Conspiracy: How Not Calling A Conspiracy A Conspiracy Is Warping The Law On Corporate Wrongdoing"), Josephine Sandler Nelson

J.S. Nelson

The intracorporate conspiracy doctrine immunizes an enterprise and its agents from conspiracy prosecution based on the legal fiction that an enterprise and its agents are a single actor incapable of the meeting of two minds to form a conspiracy. The doctrine, however, misplaces incentives in contravention of agency law, criminal law, tort law, and public policy. As a result of this absence of accountability, harmful behavior is ordered and performed without consequences, and the victims of the behavior suffer without appropriate remedy.

The vacuum at the center of American conspiracy law has now warped the doctrines around it. Especially in ...


Racial Politics Of American History And The United Nations: The Impact Of The Cold War On The Civil Rights Movement, Amy C. Cody 2014 The College at Brockport: State University of New York

Racial Politics Of American History And The United Nations: The Impact Of The Cold War On The Civil Rights Movement, Amy C. Cody

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

Thesis research focuses around the Civil Rights Congress' 1951 United Nations Petition charging the United States with genocide against the African American race. This thesis also examines the complexities of global politics and the impact Communism had on the civil rights organization's ability to gain support for reform on the domestic and international level.


Strengthening The Foundation For World Peace - A Case For Democratizing The United Nations, Jarvis J. Lagman Esq. 2014 SelectedWorks

Strengthening The Foundation For World Peace - A Case For Democratizing The United Nations, Jarvis J. Lagman Esq.

Jarvis J. Lagman Esq.

ABSTRACT

Strengthening the Foundation for World Peace:

A Case for Democratizing the United Nations

By Jarvis J. Lagman, Esq.

The objective of this treatise is to show how the democratization of the United Nations would strengthen the foundation for world peace by increasing its effectiveness as a transnational governmental institution, promoting the harmonization of how different political systems value political legitimacy and facilitating the diffusion of democratic culture in a manner that minimizes conflict with existing political hegemonies. The achievement of a sustainable world peace requires the global harmonization of political systems to recognize each individual’s right to self-determination ...


European Economic Community - The Use Of Article 173(2) Of The Eec Treaty To Contest Actions Of The European Parliament, Partie Ecologiste 'Les Verts' (The Greens) V. European Parliament, [1987] 2 Comm. Mkt. L.R. 343 (1986)., Scott N. Carlson 2014 University of Georgia School of Law

European Economic Community - The Use Of Article 173(2) Of The Eec Treaty To Contest Actions Of The European Parliament, Partie Ecologiste 'Les Verts' (The Greens) V. European Parliament, [1987] 2 Comm. Mkt. L.R. 343 (1986)., Scott N. Carlson

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Regulatory Capture And Quality, Laurence Tai 2014 NELLCO

Regulatory Capture And Quality, Laurence Tai

New York University Law and Economics Working Papers

This paper presents a model of regulatory policymaking in which an interest group engages in costly regulatory quality improvements and rent-seeking to "capture" an agent by causing his preferences to shift toward the group's. The model serves two purposes. First, as a general framework, it accounts for various theories of capture from prior studies and organizes avenues for further research on specific mechanisms of capture. Second, it analyzes the effect of institutional responses to capture, including limiting rent-seeking, making the agent more initially hostile to the group, and decreasing the strength of capture. A key implication is that aligning ...


Judicial Review And Judicial Supremacy, Jeremy Waldron 2014 NELLCO

Judicial Review And Judicial Supremacy, Jeremy Waldron

New York University Public Law and Legal Theory Working Papers

This paper attempts to identify a particular constitutional evil -- namely, judicial supremacy -- and to distinguish the objection to judicial supremacy from the broader case that can be made against judicial review. Even if one supports judicial review, one ought to have misgivings about the prospect of judicial supremacy. The paper associates judicial supremacy with three distinct tendencies in constitutional politics: (1) the temptation of courts to develop and pursue a general program (of policy and principle of their own) rather than just to intervene on a piecemeal basis; (2) the tendency of the highest court to become not only supreme ...


What Do The Philosophers Have Against Dignity?, Jeremy Waldron 2014 NELLCO

What Do The Philosophers Have Against Dignity?, Jeremy Waldron

New York University Public Law and Legal Theory Working Papers

Among analytic philosophers, there is considerable antipathy towards the concept of human dignity. It is not always expressed, but the impression is conveyed that this is a rather disreputable idea and that its trumpeting in legal and political theory is to be deplored. The present paper tries to get to grips with the sources of this antipathy. Is it based on the unclarity of the concept, its religious overtones, its speciesism, or its redundancy as a moral idea. The paper makes a case for dignity as a status-concept -- denoting a particular sort of moral/legal status that all humans have.


Duty-Bearers For Positive Rights, Jeremy Waldron 2014 NELLCO

Duty-Bearers For Positive Rights, Jeremy Waldron

New York University Public Law and Legal Theory Working Papers

Claims about social and economic rights (as a kind of human right) are often criticized because they fail to specify who are the bearers of the corresponding duties. We usually say that states are the duty-bearers, but it may not be possible for a poor state to bear the burden of these rights. And anyway it may be a mistake to focus exclusively on states in an age of globalization. This paper uses some analytic ideas from the 1970s and 1980s to address this problem. Drawing on the work of Neil MacCormick and Joseph Raz, it argues that it is ...


Volkswagen Chattanooga And Its Battle For Workers' Representation, Bianca C. Fankhauser 2014 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Volkswagen Chattanooga And Its Battle For Workers' Representation, Bianca C. Fankhauser

University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects

No abstract provided.


The Politics Of Ratification: The Potential For United States Adoption And Enforcement Of The Convention Against Torture, The Covenants On Civil And Political Rights And Economic, Social And Cultural Rights, Winston P. Nagan 2014 University of Georgia School of Law

The Politics Of Ratification: The Potential For United States Adoption And Enforcement Of The Convention Against Torture, The Covenants On Civil And Political Rights And Economic, Social And Cultural Rights, Winston P. Nagan

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Workshop Democracy: Making Policy In Cote D'Ivoire, Max Levin 2014 SelectedWorks

Workshop Democracy: Making Policy In Cote D'Ivoire, Max Levin

Max Levin

Development experts would benefit from a better understanding of how policy is made in developing countries. In this article, I describe how health policy is made in Cote d’Ivoire, from the perspective of a Westerner embedded in the Ministry of Health for 10 months. I provide a narrative of how one health system reform—performance-based financing—moved from policy idea to enacted reform. I describe the origins of the reform in Cote d’Ivoire, how the government came to support the reform, and then the mechanics of how the reform was enacted. I then present observations on how policymaking ...


Politics And Public Sector Employees: What's Gone Wrong With The Relationship Between Ministers And Public Servants - Why It Matters, And What Needs To Be Done To Fix It, Matthew S. R. Palmer QC 2014 SelectedWorks

Politics And Public Sector Employees: What's Gone Wrong With The Relationship Between Ministers And Public Servants - Why It Matters, And What Needs To Be Done To Fix It, Matthew S. R. Palmer Qc

Dr Matthew S. R. Palmer QC

This presentation assesses the current state of the relationships between Ministers and public servants and makes suggestions about how to improve them. The presentation is on Youtube at http://www.psa.org.nz/media/news/in-the-thick-of-it-seminar-series/


Regulatory Capture And Quality, Laurence Tai 2014 NELLCO

Regulatory Capture And Quality, Laurence Tai

New York University Public Law and Legal Theory Working Papers

This paper presents a model of regulatory policymaking in which an interest group engages in costly regulatory quality improvements and rent-seeking to "capture" an agent by causing his preferences to shift toward the group's. The model serves two purposes. First, as a general framework, it accounts for various theories of capture from prior studies and organizes avenues for further research on specific mechanisms of capture. Second, it analyzes the effect of institutional responses to capture, including limiting rent-seeking, making the agent more initially hostile to the group, and decreasing the strength of capture. A key implication is that aligning ...


Indigenous Mobilisation And The Law Of Consultation In Peru: A Boomerang Pattern?, Claire Wright 2014 Western University

Indigenous Mobilisation And The Law Of Consultation In Peru: A Boomerang Pattern?, Claire Wright

The International Indigenous Policy Journal

Prior to 2009, it was difficult to speak of a national level Indigenous movement in Peru with an impact on national politics. However, the situation changed after the tragic events known as the Baguazo. Little by little, diverse organisations representing different ethnic groups came together to push for a law of consultation, which was promulgated in 2011. Nevertheless, the process has been highly complex and is still ongoing. The aim of this article is to offer some interpretative clues in order to understand how the national level movement came about, as well as how it made an impact on national ...


The Cuban Liberty And Democratic Solidarity Act Of 1996 - Implications For Nafta, Dean C. Bucci 2014 University of Georgia School of Law

The Cuban Liberty And Democratic Solidarity Act Of 1996 - Implications For Nafta, Dean C. Bucci

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Separation Of Powers And Unilateral Executive Action: The Constitutionality Of President Clinton's Mexican Loan Initiative, Kimberly D. Chapman 2014 University of Georgia School of Law

Separation Of Powers And Unilateral Executive Action: The Constitutionality Of President Clinton's Mexican Loan Initiative, Kimberly D. Chapman

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Panel I: United States Attitudes On The Role Of The United Nations Regarding The Maintenance And The Restoration Of Peace, William R. Clontz 2014 University of Georgia School of Law

Panel I: United States Attitudes On The Role Of The United Nations Regarding The Maintenance And The Restoration Of Peace, William R. Clontz

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Panel I: United States Attitudes On The Role Of The United Nations Regarding The Maintenance And The Restoration Of Peace, Larry D. Johnson 2014 University of Georgia School of Law

Panel I: United States Attitudes On The Role Of The United Nations Regarding The Maintenance And The Restoration Of Peace, Larry D. Johnson

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Panel I: United States Attitudes On The Role Of The United Nations Regarding The Maintenance And The Restoration Of Peace, Richard B. Bilder 2014 University of Georgia School of Law

Panel I: United States Attitudes On The Role Of The United Nations Regarding The Maintenance And The Restoration Of Peace, Richard B. Bilder

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Mexico's Legal Revolution: An Appraisal Of Its Recent Constitutional Changes, 1988-1995, Jorge A. Vargas 2014 University of Georgia School of Law

Mexico's Legal Revolution: An Appraisal Of Its Recent Constitutional Changes, 1988-1995, Jorge A. Vargas

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


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