Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Veiled Power – International Law and the Private Corporation 1886-1981 - Oxford Scholarship Online
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Veiled Power: International Law and the Private Corporation 1886-1981

Doreen Lustig


This book presents a historical study of the international law of the private business corporation. The literature on corporations and international law typically concentrates on the failure to regulate corporations. This book challenges this ‘failure’ narrative and presents an alternative historical reading: a history of its facilitative role in constituting an economic order. This study draws inspiration from scholarship on the history of international trade law, international investment law, the history of global governance, and political economic analysis of international law, and connects ... More

Keywords: history and theory of international law, corporations, chartered company, slavery, Industrialist Trials, Anglo-Iranian Oil Company (AIOC), Multinational Corporation, Barcelona Traction, New International Economic Order (NIEO), business and human rights

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780198822097
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198822097.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Doreen Lustig, author
Associate Professor, Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law