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Civic Empowerment in an Age of Corporate Greed
by Edward C. Lorenz
Michigan State University Press, 2012
Cloth: 978-1-61186-025-2 | eISBN: 978-1-60917-322-7
Library of Congress Classification HD9940.U6F785 2012
Dewey Decimal Classification 338.768720973

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

A thought-provoking investigation of an urgent issue facing American communities today, Edward C. Lorenz’s book examines the intersection of corporate irresponsibility and civic engagement. At the heart of this case study is a group of firms responsible for seven of the most contaminated Superfund sites in the United States, the largest food contamination accident in U.S. history, stunning stock and financial manipulations, and a massive shift of jobs off shore. In the face of these egregious environmental, employee, and investor abuses, several communities impacted by these firms organized to confront and combat failures in corporate and bureaucratic leadership, winning notable victories over major financiers, lobbyists, and indifferent or ineffective government agencies. A critical analysis of public and private leadership, business and economic ethics, and civic life, this book concludes with a stirring blueprint for other communities facing similarly overwhelming opposition.



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