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The legal lives of private organizations

Author: Lauren B Edelman; Mark C Suchman
Publisher: Aldershot : Ashgate, 2007.
Series: International library of essays in law and society.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Modern organizations are immersed in a sea of law and modern law is awash in a flood of organizations. This volume gathers a selection of foundational articles, drawn from a range of research  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lauren B Edelman; Mark C Suchman
ISBN: 9780754625261 0754625265
OCLC Number: 155684524
Description: xxxi, 531 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Pt. I. Legality in the shadow of the state. Influence through Regulatory enforcement --
1. Bargain and Bluff: Compliance Strategy and Deterrence in the Enforcement of Regulation / Keith Hawkins --
2. Rational Choice, Situated Action, and the Social Control of Organization / Diane Vaughan --
3. Explaining Corporate Environmental Performance: How Does Regulation Matter? / Robert A. Kagan, Neil Cunningham and Dorothy Thornton - Influence through social construction --
4. Legal Ambiguity and Symbolic Structures: Organizational Mediation of Civil Rights Law / Lauren B. Edelman --
5. The Strength of a Weak State: The Rights Revolution and the Rise of Human Resources Management Divisions / Frank Dobbin and John R. Sutton --
6. The Endogeneity of Legal Regulation: Grievance Procedures as Rational Myth / Lauren B. Edelman, Christopher Uggen and Howard S. Erlanger --
pt. II. Legality in the shadow of organizations. Inter-organizational legal culture --
7. Non-contractual Relations in Business: A Preliminary Study / Stewart Macaulay --
8. Professional Innovation: Corporate Lawyers and Private Lawmaking / Michael J. Powell --
9. The Hired Gun as Facilitator: Lawyers and the Suppression of Business Disputes in Silicon Valley / Mark C. Suchman and Mia L. Cahill --
Intra-organizational legal culture --
10. Competing Institutions: Law, Medicine, and Family in Neonatal Intensive Care / Carol A. Heimer --
11. Cops, Counsel, and Entrepreneurs: Constructing the Role of Inside Counsel in Large Corporations / Robert L. Nelson and Laura Beth Nielsen --
12. Bargaining in the Shadow of Social Institutions: Competing Discourses and Social Change in Workplace Mobilization of Civil Rights / Catherine R. Albiston --
pt. III. Legality in macro-historical perspective --
13. When the "Haves" Hold Court: Speculations on the Organizational Internalization of Law / Lauren B. Edelman and Mark C. Suchman.
Series Title: International library of essays in law and society.
Responsibility: edited by Lauren B. Edelman and Mark C. Suchman.


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