This book provides a theoretical and empirical contribution to an alternative paradigm in international politics, which is labeled the "business conflict" model. The discussion covers two central actors in international politics: multinational corporations and the U.S. state.
Introduction: Bringing Business Back In—The Business Conflict Theory of International Relations 1. Industrial Structure, Internationalism, and the Collapse of the Cold War Consensus: Business, the Media, and Vietnam 2. The Military-Industrial Complex, Sectoral Conflict, and the Study of U.S. Foreign Policy 3. Business Mobilization and the New Right: Currents in U.S. Foreign Policy 4. Business Conflict and U.S. Trade Policy: The Case of the Machine Tool Industry 5. Explaining Business Support for Regional Trade Agreements 6. The Business of Strategy: The Political Economy of U.S. Trade Policy Toward the USSR, 1945-1975 7. Business Conflict and the Shadow State: The Case of West Africa 8. Winners and Losers in the Latin American Debt Crisis: ·The Political Implications 9. International Relations Theories: Approaches to Business and the State 10. Business Conflict and Theories of the State