Baars, G. (2016). ‘It’s not me, it’s the corporation’: the value of corporate accountability in the global political economy. London Review of International Law, 4(1), pp. 127-163. doi: 10.1093/lril/lrw008
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‘Corporate accountability’ legitimises and thus reinforces the current system of surplus value extraction. Accountability struggles effectively to reduce corporate capitalism’s violence to the good corporate citizen’s occasional ‘wrongdoing’, which becomes a calculable risk capable of being exchanged—signifying ‘planned impunity’. Corporate accountability, though a seemingly emancipatory process, thus exemplifies law’s constitutive role in capitalism and the need to move beyond law for emancipation.
|Additional Information:||This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in London Review of International Law following peer review. The version of record Baars, G. (2016). ‘It’s not me, it’s the corporation’: the value of corporate accountability in the global political economy. London Review of International Law, 4(1), pp. 127-163., will is available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/lril/lrw008|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Marxist legal theory; Corporate accountability; The corporation; cause lawyering|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HF Commerce|
|Divisions:||The City Law School > The City Law School - Academic Programmes|
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