Suitable for political science and business students studying Government Business Relations.
Globalising Government Business Relations addresses vital questions about the government business relationship at the centre of globalisation. The book highlights and analyses the nature of this relationship in a variety of contexts. The central opinion of the text is that governments continue to have an important role to play in conditioning the experience of globalisation. This runs counter to a widespread view that globalisation has so diminished the nation state that governments have been rendered marginal. The contributors to this edited collection instead argue that politics matters and that governments matter; to this end, the way governments administer the politics of globalisation will impact significantly on the economic and social shape that this phenomenon assumes.
Taking a rigorous yet engaging approach, the text addresses contemporary topics such as climate change, energy consumption and corporate social responsibility in both an Australian and international context.