There has been a growing concern recently that many of society's ills are a result of a lack of social responsibility on the part of America's business corporations. The corporation is portrayed as acting without regard for the public welfare or the morality of its decision. Pollution, lack of product safety, bribery, political intrigue, financial frauds, energy abuses and even inflation are among the charges leveled against corporations. If the corporation is made more "socially responsible," it is argued, its impact on the "quality of life" will be positive and beneficial. The advocates of corporate responsibility have proposed many solutions to effect this result. As corporate abuses seemingly increase in number and magnitude, the clamor for corporate responsibility has intensified, while the debate over which solution provides the best remedy continues.
In the midst of this controversy, Christopher Stone's Where the Law Ends is an innovative, controversial and far-reaching alternative proposal for attempting to solve the question of how corporations can be made a more responsible force in our society.
Normington, Dale A.
"Where the Law Ends: The Social Control of Corporate Behavior (By Christopher D. Stone),"
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