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Government and Business
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Government and Business
American Political Economy in Comparative Perspective

Third Edition


March 2012 | 384 pages | CQ Press

In the wake of worldwide economic turmoil and efforts toward recovery, understanding the interdependence of government and business is more important than ever. In this thoroughly updated edition, Lehne takes a comparative approach, evaluating the U.S. political economy with respect to those of Great Britain, Germany, Japan, and the EU. The book provides detailed historical context for, and a conceptual understanding of, the business-government environment, and then clarifies the roles of the major actors and outlines the regulatory and policy frameworks. Along the way, Lehne probes some of the most crucial dilemmas facing government and business today.

Updates to this edition include:
• expanded coverage of ethics as it relates to government and business;
• greater attention to China in particular in the feature boxes on developing nations; and
• a look at relations between government and business at the subnational level.

A comprehensive glossary and chapter summaries enhance student learning.


 
PART ONE: ENVIRONMENT FOR GOVERNMENT-BUSINESS RELATIONS
 
Origins of Government and Business
 
Creating Government-Business Relations
 
The Stakes in Governmental Systems
 
Corporate Governance and Public Space Responsibility
 
Globalization of Business Activity
 
PART TWO: CORPORATE ACTIVITIES IN THE POLITICAL ARENA
 
The Advocacy Environment: Public Opinion, Unions, and Groups
 
Corporations and Business Associations in the Political Arena
 
Lobbying Connections 9. Why Does Business Win and Lose in Politics?
 
PART THREE: GOVERNMENT POLICIES AND BUSINESS
 
Business and Economic Policy
 
Regulatory Policy
 
Antitrust and Competition Policy in the New Economy
 
Industrial Policy and High-Tech Industries
 
Global Trade Policies
 
Business as Social Actor

Excellent. I highly recommend this book for introductory courses.

Dr Scott Hofer
Political Science Dept, St Francis College
July 30, 2019
Key features

Updates to this edition include:
• expanded coverage of ethics as it relates to government and business;
• greater attention to China in particular in the feature boxes on developing nations; and
• a look at relations between government and business at the subnational level.

A comprehensive glossary and chapter summaries enhance student learning.

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapters 1 and 5


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