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Government and Business

Government and Business
American Political Economy in Comparative Perspective

Third Edition

May 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.

Origins of Government and Business
Creating Government-Business Relations
The Stakes in Governmental Systems
Corporate Governance and Public Space Responsibility
Globalization of Business Activity
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?
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

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