- The Oxford Handbook of Business and Government
- List of Figures
- List of Tables
- List of Contributors
- Political Science: Perspectives on Business and Government
- Economics: Economic Theories of the Firm, Business, and Government
- Law and Business
- Business Studies: The Global Dynamics of Business–State Relations
- Varieties of Capitalism and Business
- The Global Firm: The Problem of the Giant Firm in Democratic Capitalism
- The Political Theory of the Firm
- Business and Political Parties
- Economic Interests and Political Representation: Coordination and Distributive Conflict in Historical Perspective
- Business and Neo‐corporatism
- Business Representation in Washington, DC
- European Business–Government Relations
- Business Politics in Latin America: Patterns of Fragmentation and Centralization
- Japanese Business–Government Relations
- China and the Multinational Experience
- The Rise of the Regulatory State
- International Regulators and Network Governance
- Credit Rating Agencies
- International Standards and Standard‐Setting Bodies
- Taming Globalization?: Civil Regulation and Corporate Capitalism
- Corporate Control and Managerial Power
- Corporate Social Responsibility and Government
- The State, Business, and Training
- Social Policy and Business
- Public–Private Partnerships in Business and Government
- Entrepreneurship and Small Business Policy: Evaluating its Role and Purpose
- Consumer Policy: Business and the Politics of Consumption
- Media Economics and the Political Economy of Information
- Environmental and Food Safety Policy
- Network Utilities: Technological Development, Market Structure, and Forms of Ownership
- Endogenous Trade Protection: A Survey
- Competition Policy
- General Index
Abstract and Keywords
What does political science as a discipline contribute to the understanding of the relationship between business and government? The field has long been a stepchild within the discipline with many fewer practitioners than the study of fields such as voting behavior, political parties, or legislatures. And yet, the relatively small number of political scientists involved in the field has generated at least four distinct debates on business and government. The first debate ironically concerns claims that the study of politics has relatively little to contribute to understanding business and government. In a highly influential book published four decades ago, the then prominent American political scientist, Charles Lindblom, argued that markets constituted a prison that robbed democratic governments of effective choice.
David Coen is Professor of Public Policy at University College London. Prior to joining UCL he held appointments at the London Business School and Max Planck Institute in Cologne and was awarded a PhD at the European University Institute, Florence. In recent years he has been a Fulbright distinguished scholar at the Centre for European Studies, Harvard University and visiting fellow at Max Planck Institute, Cologne. His research is recently embedded in the development of models and processes of EU public policy and business government relations. Recent books include Refining Regulatory Regimes: Utilities in Europe (Edward Elgar, 2005) with Adrienne Hertier; EU Lobbying: Theoretical and Empirical Developments (Routledge, 2007); and Lobbying the European Union: Institutions, Actors and Processes (OUP, 2009) edited with Jeremy Richardson.
Wyn Grant is Professor of Politics at the University of Warwick. He has written on government-business relations since the 1970s, including a path-breaking study of the CBI with David Marsh (1977) and a well-regarded book on Business and Politics in Britain. (1987, 2nd edition 1993). He has also written extensively on trade policy, agricultural policy, economic policy and environmental policy. He is a member of the executive committee of the International Political Science Association and was formerly chair of the UK Political Studies Association. His more recent research has been based on interdisciplinary cooperation with biological scientists in projects on biological alternatives to chemical pesticides and the management of cattle diseases.
Graham Wilson is Professor of Political Science at Boston University and is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he taught for twenty-five years. He was educated in the UK and began his career at the University of Essex. He has studied business and politics for the last thirty years and is the author of Business and Politics: A Comparative Introduction which has appeared in three editions. He has edited Governance and The British Journal of Political Science.
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