Date: Thu Feb 24 2005 - 13:41:45 EST
----- Original Message ----- NEW BOOKS ON CORPORATE POWER Two just-published books include recent work on corporations by the Global Development And Environment Institute's Neva Goodwin and Brian Roach. It's Legal But It Ain't Right: Harmful Social Consequences of Legal Industries "No one concerned with literate, informed and relevant - as distinct from self-serving - truth should miss It's Legal But It Ain't Right." - John Kenneth Galbraith Edited by Nikos Passas and Neva Goodwin, as part of GDAE's University of Michigan Press series, "Evolving Values for a Capitalist World," It's Legal But It Ain't Right offers ten chapters that discuss how society can confront the negative effects of: the cigarette industry / international arms trade / the handgun industry / private armies / legalized gambling / the trade in antiquities / industrial agriculture / the pesticide industry / the pharmaceutical and lobbying industries / and the meaning of Enron. Read more on the GDAE web site: http://www.ase.tufts.edu/gdae/publications/evolving_values/Legal_Ain%27tRight.html Order at 20% discount: http://www.press.umich.edu/special/legal.html Leviathans: Multinational Corporations and the New Global History "The volume is a classic collection of key articles on the changing nature and dynamics of multinational enterprises in the global economy." - David Teece, University of California, Berkeley Edited by Alfred Chandler (Harvard Business School) and Bruce Mazlish (MIT), published by Cambridge University Press, Leviathans includes "A primer on multinational corporations" by GDAE researcher, Brian Roach, and "The social impacts of multinational corporations" by GDAE Co-director, Neva Goodwin. The book covers the scope, history and development, cultural and social implications, and governance problems of multinational corporations, with an emphasis on their role in the globalization process. Read more on the GDAE web site: http://www.ase.tufts.edu/gdae/publications/other_books/Leviathans.html Order at 20% discount: http://us.cambridge.org/features/0521549930/ Related publication: GDAE's teaching module on Corporate Power in a Global Economy, available free as one of GDAE's Topical Modules on Contemporary Issues http://www.ase.tufts.edu/gdae/education_materials/Topical%20Modules%20on%20Contemporary%20Issues.htm .
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