Fluctuating Fortunes: The Political Power of Business in America

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Beard Books, 2003 - Business & Economics - 352 pages
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The dynamics of business-government relations in the United States between 1960 and 1988.
 

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Within the last three decades, the power of American business to influence legislation and policy has fluctuated dramatically. According to the author (business & public policy, Berkeley), the ... Read full review

Contents

The Power of Business
3
The Privileged Position of Business 1960 to 1966
16
The Rise of Consumerism 1966 to 1969
37
Business on the Defensive 1969 to 1972
59
The PublicInterest Movement
93
The Politics of Economic Stagnation 1973 to 1976
113
Business Turns the Tide 1977 to 1980
148
The Political Resurgence of Business
193
Business and the Reagan Administration 1981 to 1988
240
Conclusion
290
NOTES
301
INDEX
323
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About the author (2003)

David Vogel, a political scientist, is Professor of Business and Public Policy at the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of four books, including "Fluctuating Fortunes: The Political Power of Business in America".

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