Small States, Open Markets, and the Organization of Business Interests
A study which seeks to examine the impact of economic openess on the development of business interest associations in a number of small western European states. It addresses the nature of the relationship between international economic and domestic political institutional developments.
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The importance of organization
Protectionism and business associability
Economic liberalization and the development
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