Stephen Bottomley

Stephen Bottomley
Australian National University | ANU · College of Law

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Introduction
Current projects include: 1. Preparing a 5th edition of Law in Context with co-author Simon Bronitt 2. Finalising a paper on complexity in corporate law.

Publications

Publications (24)
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Examining the role of shareholders in modern companies, this book argues that more should be expected of shareholders, both morally and legally. It explores the privileged position of shareholders within the corporate law system and the unique rights and duties awarded to them in contrast to other corporate actors. Introducing the concept of shareh...
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This article explores the unexpected ways in which concepts of scale, projection and symbolisation can assist in understanding the complex relationship between corporate law and corporate practice. The article takes its inspiration from a seminal 1987 piece by Boaventura de Sousa Santos.
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Cambridge Core - Corporate Law - Contemporary Australian Corporate Law - by Stephen Bottomley
Book
Note: this book is not available in electronic format. Law in Context critically examines the foundations of the Australian legal system and the various contexts within which the law operates and develops. It introduces students to a wide variety of perspectives, drawing on theory, politics, sociology and economics. Topics traverse structural issue...
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This article was awarded the 2011 Zines Prize for Excellence in Legal Research, an annual award for the best article published in the Federal Law Review.Along with its power to exercise 'on the ground' discretion to alter the way in which legislative rules are applied (for example, by granting exemptions in particular cases), the executive agency t...
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Editorial Reviews Product Description Share ownership has become a major aspect of western economies and there are diverse views on its role. While corporate law is based on the idea that shareholders are the primary concern of company directors, more radical writers have suggested that public company shareholders are passive investors whose intere...
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Corporate social responsibility is back on the corporate law reform agenda. From an Australian perspective, the evidence for this is found in the simultaneous but separate inquiries that, at the time of writing this paper, are being conducted into this topic by the Australian Parliament's Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services, and...
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This chapter defines regulation as an activity that is aimed at 'influencing the flow of events'. It analyses changes in the understanding of corporate law that are wrought by the high level of interest in regulation. It argues that regulation is transforming the understanding of the content of corporate law. Furthermore, it holds that the category...
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This article explores three aspects of Michael Whincop’s much larger contribution to the analysis of corporate law in Australia. Although Michael approached corporate law from the perspective of law and economics scholarship, his use of the contractarian paradigm showed a deeper understanding of economics and its application to corporate law than i...
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Directors are important economic actors. In recent years there has been considerable debate between Australian judges, legislators, and law reformers about the formulation of appropriate liability rules for company directors. This debate relies on a number of assumptions about the effect which law can and ought to have on directors' behaviour. This...
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The second edition of this text incorporates the latest changes to Australian corporations law, up to and including the Corporations Act 2001 and the Financial Services Reform Act 2001.Like the 1st edition, this text is written particularly for undergraduate law students. The book introduces students to Australian corporate law in a way that is inf...
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A collection of essays that explores the interface between human rights issues and several branches of commercial law.
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This paper reports upon an empirical study of the place of law and legal duties in the governance of Australian public companies. A fuller discussion of the findings from this empirical research project is to be found in: Tomasic and Bottomley, Directing the Top 500: Corporate Governance and Accountability in Australian Companies, (Sydney, Allen &...

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This project explores the idea that shareholders should be thought of as morally (and possibly legally) responsible agents in corporate actions.