Veni, Vidi, Vici: Puig and Welker on Big Tobacco Litigation, Culture, and Regulation

For the third session of the guest speaker series, two scholars presented on the topic of international tobacco corporations tangling with national populations and international regulation. Sergio Puig shared accounts of recent legal developments in national tobacco litigation and international health regulation, while Marina Welker presented an anthropological piece on cigarette culture in Indonesia. Puig Read more about Veni, Vidi, Vici: Puig and Welker on Big Tobacco Litigation, Culture, and Regulation[…]

Burde on Turner, “The Poetics of the Corporate Person”

Comparing Henry Turner’s article, “The Poetics of the Corporate Person,” with his book The Corporate Commonwealth – Pluralism and Political Fictions in England, 1516 – 1651, it becomes evident that Turner views and analyzes corporations through a unique lens. In his article, Turner highlights the term “group person,” and during the seminar discussion, he further Read more about Burde on Turner, “The Poetics of the Corporate Person”[…]

Walburn, Benton and the Legal Logic of Conquest

In her recent article, “The legal Logic of Conquest: Political Pluralism, Truces, and Early Modern Colonial Violence,” Lauren Benton reworks our understandings of conquest, and revises modern legal historiography, arguing that “the history of the early modern world can be styled as a history of invasion, occupation, and the sweeping cultural and institutional consequences of Read more about Walburn, Benton and the Legal Logic of Conquest[…]