Rescuing Business: The Making of Corporate Bankruptcy Law in England and the United States

By Bruce G. Carruthers; Terence C. Halliday | Go to book overview

Contents
List of Figuresxii
List of Tablesxiii
List of Abbreviationsxiv
Introduction1
Part 1 The Balance of Power in the Corporate Credit Network13
1 Meta-bargaining over Property Rights15
2 Professional Innovation and the Recursivity of Law45
3 The Structure of Influence in Bankruptcy Law-making63
Part 2 Reconstituting Property Rights151
Introduction153
4 Weakening the Strong: Banks and Secured Lenders Bruce G. Carruthers, Terence C. Halliday, J. Scott Parrott158
5 Restraining the State and Utilities211
6 Enabling and Constraining Managers244
7 Empowering the Weak: "The Forgotten Class"303
Part 3 Reconstituting Jurisdictional Rights371
Introduction373
8 Privatization and Nationalization of Bankruptcy Administration378
9 Jurisdictional Conflicts in the Market421
10 Jurisdictional Struggles within the State456
Part 4 Conclusion507
11 Professions in the Institutionalization of Business Rescue509
Bibliography543
Glossary563
Index569

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