“The Supranational Corporation: Beyond the Multinationals” shows how corporations flaunt laws and act as controlling powers beyond the legal national constraints

The Supranational Corporation Beyond the Multinationals

This book by Laura Westra  lays bare corporate actions both domestic and international, under the guise of legal “personhood” that has granted corporations increasing power. As a result, corporate decisions undermine and even nullify legal decisions made by governments designed to protect citizens.

Corporations are now “embedded” within domestic legal regimes and insinuate themselves to subvert the very systems designed to restrain corporate power and protect the public weal. Using international vehicles like the WTO and NAFTA, corporate collective power effectively supersedes the constitutional mandate of nation states.

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