The Enterprise of Law

Author: Bruce L. Benson
Publisher: Independent Inst
ISBN: 9781598130447
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In the minds of many, the provision of justice and security has long been linked to the state. To ask whether non-state institutions could deliver those services on their own, without the aid of coercive taxation and a monopoly franchise, runs the risk of being branded as naive anarchism or dangerous radicalism. Defenders of the state’s monopoly on lawmaking and law enforcement typically assume that any alternative arrangement would favor the rich at the expense of the poor—or would lead to the collapse of social order and ignite a war. Questioning how well these beliefs hold up to scrutiny, this book offers a powerful rebuttal of the received view of the relationship between law and government. The book argues not only that the state is unnecessary for the establishment and enforcement of law, but also that non-state institutions would fight crime, resolve disputes, and render justice more effectively than the state, based on their stronger incentives.

The enterprise of law

Author: Bruce Benson
Publisher: Pacific Research Inst for Public
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Includes details on how private sector institutions can support social order, foster cooperation and reduce violent confrontations.

Corruption in Commercial Enterprise

Author: Liz Campbell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351602217
Format: PDF
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This edited collection analyses, from multiple disciplinary perspectives, the issue of corruption in commercial enterprise across different sectors and jurisdictions. Corruption is commonly recognised as a major ‘social bad’, and is seriously harmful to society, in terms of the functioning and legitimacy of political-economic systems, and the day-to-day lives of individuals. There is nothing novel about bribes in brown envelopes and dubious backroom deals, ostensibly to grease the wheels of business. Corrupt practices like these go to the very heart of illicit transacting in both legal markets – such as kickbacks to facilitate contracts in international commerce – and illegal markets – such as payoffs to public officials to turn a blind eye to cross-border smuggling. Aside from the apparent pervasiveness and longevity of corruption in commercial enterprise, there is now renewed policy and operational attention on the phenomenon, prompting and meriting deeper analysis. Corruption in commercial enterprise, encompassing behaviours often associated with corporate and white-collar crime, and corruption in criminal commercial enterprise, where we see corruption central to organised crime activities, are major public policy issues. This collection gives us insight into their nature, organisation and governance, and how to respond most appropriately and effectively.

The Ombudsman Enterprise and Administrative Justice

Author: Trevor Buck
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317022424
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The statutory duty of public service ombudsmen (PSO) is to investigate claims of injustice caused by maladministration in the provision of public services. This book examines the modern role of the ombudsman within the overall emerging system of administrative justice and makes recommendations as to how PSO should optimize their potential within the wider administrative justice context. Recent developments are discussed and long standing questions that have yet to be adequately resolved in the ombudsman community are re-evaluated given broader changes in the administrative justice sector. The work balances theory and empirical research conducted in a number of common law countries. Although there has been much debate within the ombudsman community in recent years aimed at developing and improving the practice of ombudsmanry, this work represents a significant advance on current academic understanding of the discipline.

Anarchy and Legal Order

Author: Gary Chartier
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107032288
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book elaborates and defends law without the state. It explains why the state is illegitimate, dangerous and unnecessary.

Anarchy Unbound

Author: Peter T. Leeson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 110702580X
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In Anarchy Unbound, Peter T. Leeson uses rational choice theory to explore the benefits of self-governance. Relying on experience from the past and present, Professor Leeson provides evidence of anarchy "working" where it is least expected to do so and explains how this is possible. Provocatively, Leeson argues that in some cases anarchy may even outperform government as a system of social organization, and demonstrates where this may occur. Anarchy Unbound challenges the conventional self-governance wisdom. It showcases the incredible ingenuity of private individuals to secure social cooperation without government and how their surprising means of doing so can be superior to reliance on the state.

Social Enterprise Law

Author: Dana Brakman Reiser
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019024979X
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Social enterprises represent a new kind of venture, dedicated to pursuing profits for owners and benefits for society. Social Enterprise Law provides tools that will allow them to raise the capital they need to flourish. Social Enterprise Law weaves innovation in contract and corporate governance into powerful protections against insiders sacrificing goals such as environmental sustainability in the pursuit of short-term profits. Creating a stable balance between financial returns and public benefits will allow social entrepreneurs to team up with impact investors that share their vision of a double bottom line. Brakman Reiser and Dean show how novel legal technologies can allow social enterprises to access capital markets, including unconventional sources such as crowdfunding. With its straightforward insights into complex areas of the law, the book shows how a social mission can even be shielded from the turbulence of an acquisition or bankruptcy. It also shows why, as the metrics available to measure the impact of social missions on individuals and communities become more sophisticated, such legal innovations will continue to become more robust. By providing a comprehensive survey of the U.S. laws and a bold vision for how legal institutions across the globe could be reformed, this book offers new insights and approaches to help social enterprises raise the capital they need to flourish. It offers a rich guide for students, entrepreneurs, investors, and practitioners.

The Idea of Justice

Author: Amartya Sen
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674060474
Format: PDF, ePub
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Presents an analysis of what justice is, the transcendental theory of justice and its drawbacks, and a persuasive argument for a comparative perspective on justice that can guide us in the choice between alternatives.

Agilizing the Enterprise

Author: Joseph Raynus
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1351985922
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book blends concepts and their application in a comprehensive and clear presentation of how mastering of visionary leadership, strategic Innovation, managed resilience, and organizational agility improve solution delivery and sustain enterprise performance. This book widens the perspective on enterprise agility and outlines an actionable strategy to assure solution alignment in support of corporate goals. The four parts of the book describe the “Enterprise Performance Enablers” that make enterprise agility possible. They are designed to maximize organizational effectiveness and efficiency, as well as the processes that make them happen.