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dc.contributor.advisorHyland, Eddie
dc.contributor.authorBernhagen, Patrick
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-24T17:12:34Z
dc.date.available2016-11-24T17:12:34Z
dc.date.issued2005
dc.identifier.citationPatrick Bernhagen, 'The political power of business : structure and information in public policymaking', [thesis], Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Political Science, 2005, pp 298
dc.identifier.otherTHESIS 8026
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2262/77864
dc.description.abstractIn this study, I analyse the conditions that lead to the political power position of business in democratic capitalist systems. Overcoming traditional dichotomies of structural economic determinants versus corporate political action, I investigate how in their political strategies business lobbyists employ privately held information about the costs and effects of public policy in the real world. I argue that business' privileged access to policy-relevant information is an important power resource alongside more commonly researched resources such as money and organisation, membership in elite networks, or the prerogative over allocation and investment. In a review of the main theoretical strands of scholarly work on business and politics: (neo-) pluralist group theory, network approaches, theories of ideological domination, and structural power theories - I evaluate the main contributions that these approaches make to explaining the sources and limits of business political power.
dc.format1 volume
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherTrinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Political Science
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://stella.catalogue.tcd.ie/iii/encore/record/C__Rb13058070
dc.subjectPolitical Science, Ph.D.
dc.subjectPh.D. Trinity College Dublin
dc.titleThe political power of business : structure and information in public policymaking
dc.typethesis
dc.type.supercollectionthesis_dissertations
dc.type.supercollectionrefereed_publications
dc.type.qualificationlevelDoctoral
dc.type.qualificationnameDoctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
dc.rights.ecaccessrightsopenAccess
dc.format.extentpaginationpp 298
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