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The Business Corporation as a Political Actor


Rutger Claassen
Project Leader
Rutger Claassen is Professor of Political Philosophy and Economic Ethics at the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies of Utrecht University. Most of his research is at the intersection of politics, economics and ethics, asking fundamental theoretical and normative questions about the way our economies are structured. Read more
Chi Kwok
Postdoctoral Researcher
Chi Kwok is a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Utrecht University in The Netherlands. He specializes in political theory and comparative development studies. He obtained his PhD in political theory from the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto in 2020. Read more
Tully Rector
Postdoctoral Researcher
Tully Rector is a postdoctoral researcher in philosophy. His work addresses normative problems of political economy. Related interests include social ontology, theories of practical reason, comparative philosophy, and the history of political thought, especially the ideas of freedom and power in Kant, Hegel, and Marx. Read more
Barbara Bziuk
PhD Candidate
Barbara Bziuk is a PhD Candidate in political philosophy and economic ethics at the Ethics Institute, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies of Utrecht University. Within the Corporatocracy project, she works on a theory of social justice for corporations, investigating questions related to the corporate duties of fair income distribution and taxation. Read more
Philipp Stehr
PhD Candidate
Philipp Stehr is a PhD researcher in the "Corporatocracy" project, working on the question if and under what conditions we can justify the corporate form in a democratic society. Besides his project he is interested in political and social theory, especially where it concerns the economic sphere. Read more