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Economic and Financial Law & Policy – Shifting Insights & Values

The Tools of Law that Shape Capitalism

And How Altering Their Use Could Give Form to a More Just Society

Authors: Byttebier, Koen

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  • Provides a thorough and critical analysis of the legal techniques that shape the prevailing socio-economic orderGives an inventory of the most important problems caused by the prevailing socio-economic system and directly links these to the way this system is organized legallyLooks for solutions and alternatives, both on the level of the organization of  the monetary and the financial system, and the way states function

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The book provides a critical analysis of the legal mechanisms that help shape the capitalist system, and also makes proposals for deploying these tools in a different manner.Although often disguised in difficult legal jargon, in reality the main legal building blocks of the prevailing capitalist socio-economic system are simple, the most important being: (1) money; (2) the company form and (3) (neo)liberal state organization aimed at making markets as free as possible for the entrepreneurial sector. Having been used to create the socio-economic order over 2-3 centuries, the legal systems that helped shape capitalist societies around the globe have also contributed to a variety of fundamental problems that remain unaddressed by the capitalist system itself, such as ever-mounting public and private debt, pollution and climate change, an increasing polarization between rich and poor and a globally unjust fiscal order. By proposing alternative uses for the tools of law that shape capitalism, the book also makes proposals for dealing with these matters.

About the authors

Koen Byttebier, Vrije Universiteit Brussels

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook 67,82 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-24182-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 114,39 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-24181-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Tools of Law that Shape Capitalism
Book Subtitle
And How Altering Their Use Could Give Form to a More Just Society
Authors
Series Title
Economic and Financial Law & Policy – Shifting Insights & Values
Series Volume
3
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-24182-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-24182-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-24181-0
Series ISSN
2522-5243
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 239
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations
Topics