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person

Legally, any natural or artificial person, which would include corporations, partnerships, associations, and limited liability companies. If it is important to distinguish among the “persons” who may do something or who are prohibited from doing something, relevant contracts, leases, or statutes will usually define the term.

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Granting rights of personhood is one tool being used around the world for this purpose; given local adaptation, it is an idea worth exploring for Pakistan as well.
Personhood, in Macleod's argument, is of value when it is multiple; the crab's failure at direct motion results from a hardened unchanging personality, one that cannot embrace the nebulous multiplicity of being a person dictated by the multifaceted Zodiac.
Measure 1 and the Future of Personhood Campaigns D.
Finally, I will propose that the concerns motivating the movement against corporate personhood should be ameliorated with adjustments in corporate governance rather than constitutional law.
While the articles that follow engage most directly with Pacific scholarship, they are also developed with a cognisance of the challenge this work represents not only for so-called 'Western' models of personhood, but also for many of the concepts that underpin social science as it has developed and continues to develop in post-industrialised academic settings.
Corporate personhood is thus not only a mechanism for the creation of wealth (by encouraging investment), it is also a mechanism for enforcing accountability (by providing a deep pocket to sue).
One would think such a clear defeat would signal the end for the personhood initiative.
In one, the focus of debate rests almost completely on Wendt's social qualities of personhood and dismisses the biological.
The court, which gave new meaning to corporate personhood in its earlier Citizens United decision, upped the ante significantly in the Hobby Lobby case by granting religious rights--religious personhood--to closely held for-profit corporations (see Page 10).
For DeLombard, an alternative history of American slavery, legal personhood and civic belonging emerges from a reconsideration of the construction of black criminality in early national and antebellum U.
In the African understanding of personhood as communally-based, various shades of opinion are identified.