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Business and Politics: A Relationship under Challenge. Introduction

Wyn Grant

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Abstract

This collection of articles demonstrates the variety of ways in which business interacts with politics. This can only be understood if we recognise the heterogeneity of business. Indeed, capital vs capital conflicts are often now more important than those with traditional foes. Reputation is an important driver of business responses to political challenges, not least in relation to climate change. Government remains reliant on information and consent from business, but can face business down on particular issues.

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  • Wyn Grant

    Wyn Grant

    Wyn Grant is Reports and Surveys Editor at the Political Quarterly. He is also a Professor of Politics at the University of Warwick.

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