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22 Aug 2016, 11:38 am
(Pix © Larry Catá Backer 2016)The European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) is an international scientific non-profit association providing .a forum for debate and dialogue between academics, legislators and practitioners, focusing on major corporate governance issues and thereby promoting best practice. [read post]
21 Aug 2016, 4:29 pm
(Pix © Larry Catá Backer 2016) On 14 July 2016, the Ministry of Civil Affairs of the People's Republic of China issued the Measures for the Designation of Charitable Organizations (Opinion Soliciting Draft) for public comment (English version). [read post]
17 Aug 2016, 3:13 pm
curid=30522776This Post includes Larry Catá Backer's reflections on Zhou Ruijin, "Reflections on the Cultural Revolution: A Ten Thousand Character Petition. [read post]
16 Aug 2016, 12:42 pm
  Later posts include the equally brief reflections of the three of us:Introduction Flora SapioJean MittelstaedtLarry Catá BackerReflections on the Cultural Revolution: A Ten Thousand Character Petition By Huangfuxinping [Zhou Ruijin 周瑞金 ] The Cultural Revolution clearly demonstrates just how bad the political life of a country can become if there is no democracy, no rule of law and power is not subject to constraint. 2016 is a special year: it is… [read post]
9 Aug 2016, 8:10 pm
(Pix © 2014 Larry Catá Backer)The Open-ended Intergovernmental Working Group on Transnational Corporations  and other business enterprises was established in the wake of a successful effort by a group of states to seek a treaty based approach to the regulation of the conduct of so-called transnational enterprises under international law. [read post]
3 Aug 2016, 1:39 pm
(Pix © Larry Catá Backer 2016)Corporate sustainability has become quite fashionable of late. [read post]
2 Aug 2016, 4:35 pm
(Pix © Larry Catá Backer 2016)Starting almost 20 years ago, as I was looking at the construction of the present institutional framework for the provision of poor relief in the United States, I noted its utility for virtually all of the virtues of an industrial society, other than the alleviation of poverty (e.g., here). [read post]
29 Jul 2016, 12:22 pm
(Pix © Larry Catá Backer 2016) Flora Sapio (FS), Beitita Horm Pepulim (BHP), and I (LCB) continue our experiment in collaborative dialogue. [read post]
13 Jul 2016, 9:30 am
(Pix © Larry Catá Backer 2016)In the United States since the 20th century, important non state actors have assumed powerful quasi legislative functions. [read post]
4 Jul 2016, 7:35 pm
(Pix from Great Seal of the United States, State Symbols USA)For American Independence Day I have gotten into the habit of considering questions touching on the essence of American political ideology (e.g., Ruminations 56: On Symbols in American Political Ideology--From Russian Imperial Anthems to Confederate Battle Flags, Marriage, Legislature, and Statute; Ruminations 52: Surmizing Liberty and Equality in American Political Ideology; Democracy Part 28/Ruminations 51: On the Contradiction of… [read post]
27 Jun 2016, 3:48 pm
(Pix © Larry Catá Backer 2016)In a prior post I suggested the nature of the consequences when the tension between mass democracy--the notion of popular sovereignty directly or indirectly exercised through the performative act of voting on discrete questions or for representatives in the apparatus of state--and governance is activated through the mechanism of a popular plebiscite. [read post]
24 Jun 2016, 2:07 pm
(Pix © Larry Catá Backer 2016)There has always been a tension between mass democracy--the notion of popular sovereignty directly or indirectly exercised through the performative act of voting on discrete questions or for representatives in the apparatus of state--and governance. [read post]
23 Jun 2016, 7:44 am
(Pix © Larry Catá Backer 2016)Human Rights Council Resolution 28/14 (9 April 2015) established a Forum on Human Rights, Democracy and Rule of Law. [read post]
22 Jun 2016, 6:19 am
The Concept of Constitutionalization and the Multi-Corporate Enterprise in the 21st Century: From Body Corporate to Sovereign EnterpriseLarry Catá Backer ABSTRACT: This paper considers the conception of constitutionalization as a structure for theorizing a space within which constitutionalized entities may interact in accordance with the ideological principles of legitimizing constitutionalism. [read post]
21 Jun 2016, 6:44 pm
The articles by Jean-Philippe Robé, Paddy Ireland, Ronen Palan, Elsa Peskine and Stéphane Vernac, Guter Teubner, Jean de Munck, Véonique Champeil-Desplats, Larry Catá Backer, Aontoine Lyon-Caen, Tatiana Sachs, Charley Hannoun, and Christian Chavagneux move us toward a better understanding of thw multi corporate enterprise in the globalized world in which it now operates. [read post]