How Should the State Interact Constitutionally with Corporations which have significant power and influence over its population? Lessons from the Impeachment of Warren Hastings, 1788-1795

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Nathan Beck-Samuels


How to maintain constitutional accountability over large corporations is an
increasing theme in contemporary politics. The impeachment trial of Warren
Hastings in 1788-1795 addressed this directly with the behaviour of the East India
Trading Company. What lessons for today are illustrated by this historical trial?

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