Kindred Strangers: The Uneasy Relationship between Politics and Business in America / Edition 1

Kindred Strangers: The Uneasy Relationship between Politics and Business in America / Edition 1

by David Vogel, Ira Katznelson, Martin Shefter
     
 

ISBN-10: 0691027463

ISBN-13: 9780691027463

Pub. Date: 07/08/1996

Publisher: Princeton University Press

Notwithstanding the myriad forms of government assistance to American business, the relationship of business to politics in the United States remains a highly antagonistic one, characterized by substantial mutual distrust. This adversarial relationship is both reflected and reinforced not only in America's unique legalistic and confrontational style of regulation, the…  See more details below

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Notwithstanding the myriad forms of government assistance to American business, the relationship of business to politics in the United States remains a highly antagonistic one, characterized by substantial mutual distrust. This adversarial relationship is both reflected and reinforced not only in America's unique legalistic and confrontational style of regulation, the political strategies of the public interest movement, the American approach to American industrial policy, and the distinctive way Americans think about the subject of business ethics. This volume brings together more than two decades of scholarship on business and politics by one of the leading authorities on this subject. These essays also explore a number of critical contemporary issues, including the ongoing debate over the scope and extent of business power in America, the growth of shareholder protests and consumer boycotts, the changing politics of consumer and environmental regulation, and the emergence of both public and business interest in business ethics. In addition, they place the contemporary dynamics of American business-governmental relations in both a historical and comparative context. Finally, these essays demonstrate the importance of integrating the study of business by political scientists with the study of politics by students of management.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691027463
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
07/08/1996
Series:
Princeton Studies in American Politics: Historical, International, and Comparative Perspectives Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
350
Product dimensions:
6.44(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.36(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: The Study of Business and Politics3
Ch. 1Why Businessmen Distrust Their State: The Political Consciousness of American Corporate Executives29
Ch. 2Cooperative Regulation: Environmental Protection in Great Britain73
Ch. 3The Globalization of Business Ethics: Why America Remains Distinctive91
Ch. 4Government-Industry Relations in the United States: An Overview113
Ch. 5The Public-Interest Movement and the American Reform Tradition141
Ch. 6Lobbying the Corporation: Citizen Challenges to Business Authority166
Ch. 7The Ethical Roots of Business Ethics195
Ch. 8When Consumers Oppose Consumer Protection: The Politics of Regulatory Backlash214
Ch. 9Political Science and the Study of Corporate Power: A Dissent from the New Conventional Wisdom239
Ch. 10The Power of Business in America: A Reappraisal268
Ch. 11The Power of Business in Capitalist Societies: A Comparative Perspective298
Ch. 12A Case Study of Clear Air Legislation, 1967-1981323
Appendix394
Index397

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