The corporate criminal Why corporations must be abolished

Steve Tombs

Book - 2015

Drawing upon a wide range of sources of empirical evidence, historical analysis and theoretical argument, this book shows beyond any doubt that the private, profit-making, corporation is a habitual and routine offender. The book dissects the myth that the corporation can be a rational, responsible, 'citizen'. It shows how in its present form, the corporation is permitted, licensed and encouraged to systematically kill, maim and steal for profit. Corporations are constructed through law and politics in ways that impel them to cause harm to people and the environment. In other words, criminality is part of the DNA of the modern corporation. Therefore, the authors argue, the corporation cannot be easily reformed. The only feasible so...lution to this 'crime' problem is to abolish the legal and political privileges that enable the corporation to act with impunity.

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Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group 2015.
Main Author
Steve Tombs (-)
Other Authors
David Whyte, 1968- (-)
Physical Description
216 pages ; 21 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-208) and index.
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