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Enterprise Law: Our Economic Constitution and Human Rights



Moot Court Room,

Old College


Mon 27 March 2023
17:30 - 19:30 (GMT)

Enterprise Law: Our Economic Constitution and Human Rights

This event is hosted by Edinburgh Centre for Commercial Law.

About the event

Major enterprises shape our lives in countless ways: big tech and ‘surveillance media’ that affect democratic debate, algorithms that influence online shopping, transport to work and home, energy and agriculture corporations that drive climate damage, and public services that provide our education, health, water, and housing.

The twentieth century experienced swings between private and public ownership, between capitalism and socialism, without any settled, principled outcome, and without settling major questions of how enterprises should be financed, governed and the rights we have in them. This presentation, based on the new book, Principles of Enterprise Law: the Economic Constitution and Human Rights (Cambridge UP 2022) will explore the emergence of enterprise law, and how it can be used to better understand the constitution of our economy, and how we realise universal rights from education to health, full employment, clean energy, clean water, fast internet and a deliberative media.

About the speaker

Dr Ewan McGaughey is a Reader who specialises in law, economics and history. He joined King's full time in 2014, after completing a PhD at the London School of Economics (LSE), and working on part-time, fixed-term contracts since 2008 at King's, the LSE and UCL. He holds degrees from King’s, the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin and the LSE. He grew up in Luton, Milton Keynes and Sydney and went to Great Linford Primary School, Forest Lodge, and Fort Street High School. View more.

This event is in-person only.

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