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Business And The State In International Relations

1st Edition

By Ronald W Cox


290 pages

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Challenging the traditional notion that state officials act autonomously in formulating and implementing international policy, the contributors to this volume argue that the influence of organized business groups has been consistently underestimated in recent decades. Each uses a "business conflict" model of state-society relations as a new paradig

Table of Contents

Foreword: "Serious Business" -- Introduction: Bringing Business Back In—The Business Conflict Theory of International Relations -- Industrial Structure, Internationalism, and the Collapse of the Cold War Consensus: Business, the Media, and Vietnam -- The Military-Industrial Complex, Sectoral Conflict, and the Study of U.S. Foreign Policy -- Business Mobilization and the New Right: Currents in U.S. Foreign Policy -- Business Conflict and U.S. Trade Policy: The Case of the Machine Tool Industry -- Explaining Business Support for Regional Trade Agreements -- The Business of Strategy: The Political Economy of U.S. Trade Policy Toward the USSR, 1945–1975 -- Business Conflict and the Shadow State: The Case of West Africa -- Winners and Losers in the Latin American Debt Crisis: The Political Implications -- International Relations Theories: Approaches to Business and the State -- Business Conflict and Theories of the State

About the Author

Ronald W. Cox is assistant professor of political science at Florida International University and is the author of Power and Profits: U.S. Policy in Central America. He has also published articles on the political economy of food production, international trade, and U.S. foreign policy.

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