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Business and Government

Edited by Matthew Maguire, Graham Wilson

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About the Book

Business and government are two of the most important actors in shaping our lives. This new four volume collection from Routledge’s Major Works series, Critical Perspectives on Business and Management, will explore four key areas of the relationship: First, what is the balance of power between business and government? Second, what trends are apparent in the balance of power between business and government? Third, how effective is the relationship between business and government in terms of promoting economic growth and development? Fourth, can business be mobilized, and if so how, to help solve societal problems by means other than legislation?

In addressing these questions the editor will gather together the key writings – both classic works and contemporary scholarship - to meet the need for an authoritative reference work to make sense of the subject’s vast literature. With a new introduction by the editor and a full index, this will be a valuable one stop research resource for both student and scholar.

Table of Contents

Volume I: The Balance of Power

Part 1: Business and Government

1. Karl Marx and Friedrich Engles, ‘Bourgeois and Proletarians’, The Communist Manifesto (1848).

2. Karl Polanyi, ‘The Self-Regulating Market and the Fictitious Commodities: Labor, Land, and Money’, The Great Transformation: The Political and Economic Origins of Our Time (Beacon Press, 1944), pp. 71–80.

3. Friedrich A Hayek, ‘The Use of Knowledge in Society’, American Economic Review, 1945, 35, 4, 519–30.

4. Robert A Dahl, ‘Business and Politics: A Critical Appraisal of Political Science’, American Political Science Review, 1959, 53, 1, 1–34.

5. Milton Friedman, ‘The Role of Government in a Free Society’, Capitalism and Freedom (University of Chicago Press, 1962), pp. 22–36.

6. Andrew Shonfield, ‘The Argument in Brief’, Modern Capitalism: The Changing Balance of Public and Private Power (Oxford University Press, 1965), pp. 61–7.

7. Charles E. Lindblom, ‘The Privileged Position of Business’, Politics and Markets: The World’s Political-Economic Systems (Basic Books, 1977), pp. 170–88.

8. Fred Block, ‘The Roles of the State in the Economy’, The Handbook of Economic Sociology (Princeton University Press, 1994), pp. 691–710.

Part 2: Comparative Capitalism

9. David Vogel, ‘Why Businessmen Distrust Their State: The Political Consciousness of American Corporate Executives’, British Journal of Political Science, 1978, 8, 1, 45–78.

10. Wolfgang Streeck and Philippe C. Schmitter, ‘Community, Market, State—and Associations?’, European Sociological Review, 1985, 1, 2, 119–38.

11. Peter A. Hall and David Soskice, ‘An Introduction to Varieties of Capitalism’, Varieties of Capitalism: The Institutional Foundations of Comparative Advantage (Oxford University Press, 2001), pp. 1–68.

12. Marshall I. Goldman, ‘Putin and the Oligarchs’, Foreign Affairs, 2004, 83, 33–44.

13. Peter A. Swenson, ‘Varieties of Capitalist Interests: Power, Institutions, and the Regulatory Welfare State in the United States and Sweden’, Studies in American Political Development, 2004, 18, 1, 1–29.

14. Margarita Estévez-Abe, ‘Gendering the Varieties of Capitalism: A Study of Occupational Segregation by Sex in Advanced Industrial Societies’, World Politics, 2006, 59, 1, 142–75.

15. Walter Korpi, ‘Power Resources and Employer-Centered Approaches in Explanations of Welfare States and Varieties of Capitalism: Protagonists, Consenters, and Antagonists’, World Politics, 2006, 58, 2, 167–206.

16. Bob Hancké, Martin Rhodes, and Mark Thatcher, ‘Introduction: Beyond Varieties of Capitalism’, in Hancké, Rhodes, and Thatcher (eds.), Beyond Varieties of Capitalism: Conflict, Contradictions and Complementarities in the European Political Economy (Oxford University Press, 2007), pp. 3–38.

17. Ben Ross Schneider, ‘Hierarchical Market Economies and Varieties of Capitalism in Latin America’, Journal of Latin American Studies, 2009, 41, 553–75.

18. Shaun Breslin, ‘Government-Industry Relations in China: A Review of the Art of the State’, in Andrew Walter and Xiaoke Zhang (eds.), East Asian Capitalism: Diversity, Continuity, and Change (Oxford University Press, 2012), pp. 29–45.

Volume II: Trends in the Balance of Power

Part 1: Mobilization

19. David Vogel, ‘Introduction: The Power of Business’, Fluctuating Fortunes: The Political Power of Business in America (Basic Books, 1989), pp. 3–15.

20. John R. Wright, ‘PAC Contributions, Lobbying, and Representation’, Journal of Politics, 1989, 51, 3, 713–29.

21. David Coen, ‘The Evolution of the Large Firm as a Political Actor in the European Union’, Journal of European Public Policy, 1997, 4, 1, 91–108.

22. Mark A. Smith, ‘Business Unity and its Consequences for Representative Democracy’, American Business and Political Power: Public Opinion, Elections, and Democracy (University of Chicago Press, 2000), pp. 13–35.

23. Aseema Sinha, ‘Understanding the Rise and Transformation of Business Collective Action in India’, Business and Politics, 2005, 7, 2, 1–35.

24. Stanislav Markus, ‘Capitalists of All Russia, Unite! Business Mobilization Under Debilitated Dirigisme’, Polity, 2007, 39, 3, 277–304.

25. Frank R. Baumgarter, Jeffrey M. Berry, Marie Hojnacki, David C. Kimball, and Beth L. Leech, ‘Does Money Buy Public Policy?’, Lobbying and Policy Change: Who Wins, Who Loses, and Why (University of Chicago Press, 2009), pp. 190–214.

26. Cathie Jo Martin and Duane Swank, ‘Gonna Party Like It’s 1899: Party Systems and the Origins of Varieties of Coordination’, World Politics, 2011, 63, 1, 78–114.

27. Kay Lehman Schlozman, Sidney Verba, Henry E. Brady, Traci Burch, and Philip Edward Jones, ‘Who Sings in the Heavenly Chorus? The Shape of the Organized Interest System’, The Unheavenly Chorus: Unequal Political Voice and the Broken Promise of American Democracy (Princeton University Press, 2012), pp. 312–46.

Part 2: Globalization and Financialization

28. Jeffrey A. Frieden, ‘Invested Interests: The Politics of National Economic Policies in a World of Global Finance’, International Organization, 1991, 45, 4, 425–51.

29. Suzanne Berger, ‘Who’s Afraid of Globalization?’, How We Compete: What Companies Around the World Are Doing to Make It in Today’s Global Economy (Doubleday, 2005), pp. 3–28.

30. Pepper D. Culpepper, ‘Institutional Change in Contemporary Capitalism: Coordinated Financial Systems Since 1990’, World Politics, 2005, 57, 2, 173–99.

31. Andrew Glyn, ‘Finance and Ownership’, Capitalism Unleashed: Finance, Globalization, and Welfare (Oxford University Press, 2006), pp. 50–76.

32. Vivien A. Schmidt, ‘European Political Economy: Labour Out, State Back In, Firm to the Fore’, West European Politics, 2008, 31, 1–2, 302–20.

33. Andrew Gamble, ‘Introduction: The Road to Excess’, The Spectre at the Feast: Capitalist Crisis and the Politics of the Recession (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009), pp. 1–9.

34. Glenn Morgan, ‘Constructing Financial Markets: Reforming Over-the-Counter Derivatives in the Aftermath of the Financial Crisis’, in Wyn Grant and Graham K. Wilson (eds.), The Consequences of the Global Financial Crisis: The Rhetoric of Reform and Regulation (Oxford University Press, 2012), pp. 67–87.

Volume III: The Effectiveness of the Relationship

35. Peter Evans, ‘Imperialism, Dependency, and Dependent Development’, Dependent Development: The Alliance of Multinationals, the State, and Local Capital in Brazil (Princeton University Press, 1979), pp. 14–54.

36. Eugene Bardach and Robert A. Kagan, ‘The Growth of Protective Regulation’, Going By the Book: The Problem of Regulatory Unreasonableness (Temple University Press, 1982), pp. 3–29.

37. Chalmers A. Johnson, ‘The Japanese "Miracle"’, MITI and the Japanese Miracle: The Growth of Industrial Policy, 1925–1975 (Stanford University Press, 1982), pp. 3–34.

38. Peter Katzenstein, ‘Introduction’, Small States in World Markets: Industrial Policy in Europe (Cornell University Press, 1985), pp. 17–38.

39. Thomas Ferguson, ‘Party Realignment and American Industrial Structure: The Investment Theory of Political Parties in Historical Perspective’, Golden Rule: The Investment Theory of Party Competition and the Logic of Money-Driven Political Systems (University of Chicago Press, 1985), pp. 17–38.

40. Michael Moran, ‘Understanding the Regulatory State’, British Journal of Political Science, 2002, 32, 2, 391–413.

41. Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson, ‘Business Power and Social Policy: Employers and the Formation of the American Welfare State’, Politics & Society, 2002, 30, 2, 277–325.

42. David Levi-Faur, ‘The Global Diffusion of Regulatory Capitalism’, Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 2005, 598, 1, 12–32.

43. Larry M. Bartels, ‘The Partisan Political Economy’, Unequal Democracy: The Political Economy of the New Gilded Age (Princeton University Press, 2008), pp. 29–63.

44. Atul Kohli, ‘Nationalist Versus Dependent Capitalist Development: Alternate Pathways of Asia and Latin America in a Globalized World’, Studies in Comparative International Development, 2009, 44, 4, 386–410.

45. Jonathan Hopkin and Mark Blyth, ‘What Can Okun Teach Polanyi? Efficiency, Regulation, and Equality in the OECD’, Review of International Political Economy, 2012, 19, 1, 1–33.

Volume IV: Challenges and Prospects

46. Torben Iversen and Anne Wren, ‘Equality, Employment, and Budgetary Restraint: The Trilemma of the Service Economy’, World Politics, 1998, 50, 4, 507–46.

47. Peter Drahos and John Braithwaite, ‘The Globalisation of Regulation’, Journal of Political Philosophy, 2001, 9, 1, 103–28.

48. Anne-Marie Slaughter, ‘Everyday Global Governance’, Daedalus, Winter 2003, 83–90.

49. Tim Büthe and Walter Mattli, ‘Setting International Standards: Technological Rationality or Primacy of Power?’, World Politics, 2003, 56, 1, 1–42.

50. Tim Bartley, ‘Certifying Forests and Factories: States, Social Movements, and the Rise of Private Regulation in the Apparel and Forest Products Fields’, Politics & Society, 2003, 31, 433–64.

51. Richard Deeg, ‘The Comeback of Modell Deutschland? The New German Political Economy in the EU’, German Politics, 2005, 14, 3, 332–53.

52. Matthew Potoski and Aseem Prakash. ‘Green Clubs and Voluntary Governance: ISO 14001 and Firms’ Regulatory Compliance’, American Journal of Political Science, 2005, 49, 2, 235–48.

53. Dirk Matten and Jeremy Moon, "‘Implicit" and "Explicit" CSR: A Comparative Understanding of Corporate Social Responsibility’, Academy of Management Review, 2008, 33, 2, 404–24.

54. Colin Crouch, ‘Privatised Keynesianism: An Unacknowledged Policy Regime’, British Journal of Politics and International Relations, 2009, 11, 3, 382–99.

55. Brian Greenhill, Layna Mosley, and Aseem Prakash, ‘Trade-Based Diffusion of Labor Rights: A Panel Study, 1986–2002’, American Political Science Review, 2009, 103, 4, 669–90.

56. Bo Rothstein, ‘Can Markets Be Expected to Prevent Themselves from Self-Destruction?’, Regulation & Governance, 2011, 5, 4, 387–404.

57. Timothy Werner, ‘Total Executive Compensation and Regulatory Threat’, Public Forces and Private Politics in American Big Business (Cambridge University Press, 2012), pp. 116–43.

58. Herman Schwartz, ‘Political Capitalism and the Rise of Sovereign Wealth Funds’, Globalizations (forthcoming).

59. Lars Calmfors, ‘Sweden: From Macroeconomic Failure to Macroeconomic Success’, CESIFO Working Paper No. 3790 (2012).

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Critical Perspectives on Business and Management

Global Business is changing at an ever-faster rate. This has been paralleled by an unprecedented growth of activity at undergraduate and graduate levels of study. Covering the key disciplines within business and management studies, this series makes available collections of the most important literature within the field. Each set has a strong international focus and is supplemented with a substantial introduction and thorough index.

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