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Paul Hirst makes obtainable a missed yet vital physique of labor on radical political thought. His creation units the pluralists of their ancient context and provides an account of the talk surrounding their paintings.

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See Hadden (1977) for an account of company law from a radical perspective, which discusses the issue of legal obligation to employees and the community and how best to incorporate it in company law. See also Hirst (1979) for a critique of the Marxist account of the joint-stock company and a challenge to Marxist indifference to company law reform; chapter 5, especially pp. 127– 44. 27. Zylstra discusses Cohen’s critique (1970:35–7); the essay of Cohen that embodies the views which persuaded Laski is ‘Communal ghosts and other perils in social philosophy’ (1919).

Sovereignty is, of course, enmeshed with the history of political thought and with political argument today because it is less a fact than a doctrine. But it is a politically highly consequential doctrine if political actors continue to subscribe to it and if it is not replaced by other doctrines that enable different political consequences to predominate. Sovereignty is a doctrine that allows political actors to advance claims and to utilize these claims to further their political objectives. The central claim is that some agency enjoys of right a plenitude of power, that it may make any rule or policy within a given territory and put it into effect.

37. That was the position of the self-governing Dominions before they were granted full legislative autonomy by the Statute of Westminster 1931—Laski’s essay dates from 1921. 38. Brittan (1983). 39. For discussions of Durkheim’s political ideas see Hayward (1960), Hearn (1985), and Richter (1964). 40. For those interested in its history see the suggestions for further reading. Glass (1966) and Matthews (1979) have useful 46 INTRODUCTION bibliographies which cite most of the relevant literature; works either not cited there or to which attention must be drawn are Pierson (1979), Pribicevic (1959), and Black (1984).

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