Uneasy Partnership: Pb

Uneasy Partnership: Pb

by Geoffrey Hale
     
 

ISBN-10: 1551115042

ISBN-13: 9781551115047

Pub. Date: 09/21/2006

Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Higher Education Division

Uneasy Partnership unravels the mutually dependent relationship between business and government in Canada. Governments depend on business investment for economic growth vital to the prosperity of their citizens, the generation of tax revenues, and enough public satisfaction to win them periodic re-election. Businesses depend on governments for more-or-less

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Uneasy Partnership unravels the mutually dependent relationship between business and government in Canada. Governments depend on business investment for economic growth vital to the prosperity of their citizens, the generation of tax revenues, and enough public satisfaction to win them periodic re-election. Businesses depend on governments for more-or-less stable sets of rules that are necessary for success. They often look to governments for protection against threats to their well-being and for assistance in competing with other businesses.

Geoffrey Hale begins examining this relationship by considering the influence of political, economic, and societal ideas on the government's place in the economy along with the history of Canadian economic development. He continues by examining the effects of political and economic structures on the workings of the economy and on relations between business and governments. Finally, Hale discusses the interaction of the political marketplace—including organized business interests and individual businesses—with the policy process, including the influence of interest group politics on public opinion, the role of the courts and tribunals on law and policy, and political parties.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781551115047
Publisher:
University of Toronto Press, Higher Education Division
Publication date:
09/21/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
546
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.06(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

Part I: The Context for Business-Government Relations in Canada: Ideas, Ideologies, and Historical Development

Introduction

1. Business and Government: The Politics of Mutual Dependence

2. The Role of Government in the Economy: Economic Perspectives

3. Sources and Limits of Business Influence: Theories of Business-Government Relations

4. Business, Government, and the Politics of Development: 1760-1970

5. Business, Government, and the Politics of Economic Upheaval: 1970 to Present

Part II: Canada's Economic Structure and the Environment for Business-Government Relations

Introduction

6. Canada's Economic Structure: Diversity, Dynamism, and the Political Economy of Business-Government Relations

7. Federalism, Regionalism, and the Context for Business-Government Relations

8. Business, Government, and the North American and Global Economies

9. Government-Business Enterprises: The State Sector in Transition

Part III: Political Competition, Interest Groups, and the Political Marketplace

Introduction

10. The Political Marketplace: Interest Groups, Policy Communities, and Lobbying

11. The Internal Policy Process: Balancing Different Views of the Public Interest

12. The External Policy Process: Public Relations, Public Opinion, Political Advocacy, and Parliament

13. Litigation and the Judicial System: Lobbying by Other Means?

14. Business, Political Parties, and the Electoral Process

Glossary

References

Index

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