Introducing Government-Business Relations: History, Theories, and Cases (Second Edition)

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Introducing Government-Business Relations attempts to make some sense of government-business relations by presenting a number of works which cover the major ideas in the field at an appropriate level for undergraduate and postgraduate courses. The structure of this text is designed to give undergraduate students a comprehensive introduction to the complexities inherent in the study of government-business relations.

Topics included:

- Introduction to the fundamental concepts
- Business and government in response to globalisation
- Four common political ideologies
- The distribution of power in society and three key theories of pluralism, corporatism and elitism
- The complexities of the public/private mix and challenges of regulating transnational corporations
- Business power, industry policy and government approaches to ‘steering’ domestic industries
- Models of government-business relations in Sweden, Germany and Japan
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAustralia
Number of pages466
ISBN (Electronic)9781442562356
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jan 2012


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