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Joel Conrad Bakan (born 1959) is a Canadian lawyer and writer.Born in Lansing, Michigan and raised for most of his childhood in East Lansing, Michigan where his parents, Paul and Rita Bakan, were both long-time professors in psychology at Michigan State University. In 1971, he moved with his parents to Vancouver, British Columbia. He was educated at Simon Fraser University (BA, 1981), University of Oxford (BA in law, 1983) and Dalhousie University (LLB, 1984).

He served as a law clerk to Brian Dickson in 1985, during his tenure as clerk Chief Justice Dickson authored the judgment R. v. Oakes among others. He then pursued a Masters degree at Harvard Law School. After graduation, he returned to Canada, where he has taught law at Osgoode Hall Law School of York University and the University of British Columbia.

Bakan authored The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power, a book analyzing the evolution and modern-day behavior of corporations from a critical perspective. Published in 2004, it was made into a film the same year and won 25 international awards.

He is also the author of a number of books on Canadian constitutional law, including Just Words: Constitutional Rights and Social Wrongs, which analyzes the historical effect that the Charter of Rights and Freedoms has had in promoting social justice. Joel Bakan is distinct by criticizing the actions of civil liberties groups and their overemphasis on individual liberty at the expense of collective rights and duties.

Bakan has a son from his first wife, Marlee Gayle Klein, also a scholar and Professor of Law at the University of British Columbia. Professor Klein died of leukemia in 2001 after a long struggle and Bakan supported his wife through her illness, while working on The Corporation, and established The Marlee Klein Memorial Lectures in Social Justice to commemorate her contributions to Canadian law and feminist legal theory. He is now married to Canadian actress and singer Rebecca Jenkins. His sister, Laura Naomi Bakan Q.C., is a prominent Vancouver lawyer, and his brother, Michael Bakan, a noted ethnomusicologist.

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Total Books: 16
Childhood Under Siege How Big Business Targets Your Children
Childhood Under Siege How Big Business Targets Your Children
Childhood Under Siege How Big Business Targets Children
Impresa e morale
2008 - Impresa E Morale (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788833919317
ISBN-10: 8833919315
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LA CORPORACION
2006 - La Corporacion (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788493384982
ISBN-10: 8493384984
Genres: Business & Money, History, Reference, Nonfiction
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Philosophie des Fernsehens
2005 - Philosophie Des Fernsehens (Other)
ISBN-13: 9783770541546
ISBN-10: 3770541545
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The Corporation
2005 - The Corporation (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781845291747
ISBN-10: 1845291743
Genre: Business & Money
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The Corporation  The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power
2005 - The Corporation the Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780743247467
ISBN-10: 0743247469
Genre: Business & Money
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Das Ende der Konzerne
2005 - Das Ende Der Konzerne (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783203755434
ISBN-10: 3203755432
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The Corporation
2004 - The Corporation (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781845290795
ISBN-10: 1845290798
Genre: Business & Money
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The Corporation  The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power
2004 - The Corporation the Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780743247443
ISBN-10: 0743247442
Genre: Business & Money
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The corporation La patologica ricerca del profitto e del potere
2004 - The Corporation La Patologica Ricerca Del Profitto E Del Potere (Other)
ISBN-13: 9788887517903
ISBN-10: 8887517908
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Just Words Constitutional Rights and Social Wrongs
1997 - Just Words Constitutional Rights and Social Wrongs (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780802004611
ISBN-10: 080200461X
Genres: Nonfiction, Law, Engineering & Transportation
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Just Words Constitutional Rights and Social Wrongs
1997 - Just Words Constitutional Rights and Social Wrongs (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780802074805
ISBN-10: 0802074804
Genres: Nonfiction, Law, Engineering & Transportation
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The Corporation The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power