In the wake of worldwide economic turmoil and efforts toward recovery, understanding the interdependence of government and business is more important than ever. In this thoroughly updated edition, Lehne takes a comparative approach, evaluating the U.S. political economy with respect to those of Great Britain, Germany, Japan, and the EU. The book provides detailed historical context for, and a conceptual understanding of, the business-government environment, and then clarifies the roles of the major actors and outlines the regulatory and policy frameworks. Along the way, Lehne probes some of the most crucial dilemmas facing government and business today. Updates to this edition include: • expanded coverage of ethics as it relates to government and business; • greater attention to China in particular in the feature boxes on developing nations; and • a look at relations between government and business at the subnational level. A comprehensive glossary and chapter summaries enhance student learning.

Lobbying Connections

Lobbying connections

Ed gillespie is founder and co-chair of Quinn Gillespie & Associates, one of the dozen top-billing lobbying firms in Washington.1 Gillespie chaired the Republican National Committee during the 2004 election cycle, participated in numerous campaigns, worked as a congressional staffer, and was a principal drafter of the GOP's Contract with America. Quinn Gillespie was founded in 2000 by Gillespie and Jack Quinn, former White House counsel to President Bill Clinton and chief of staff to Vice President Al Gore, and now the firm has offices up Connecticut Avenue from the White House. Gillespie, Quinn, and fifteen other lobbyists market their substantive insights, understanding of Washington's quirks and customs, and contacts with the current generation of Washington policymakers. Their clients have included ...

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