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ESSAY TITLES AND READING LISTS

 

CHOOSE ONE QUESTION

 

Submission date: Monday 19th January XXXX

 

 

1. “In Britain’s complex, fragmented and multi-tiered structure of governance, business needs to play a key role.”  

 

留学生用英语In light of this statement, evaluate the contribution of business to governance in the UK.

 

Reading:

D. Beetham and S. Weir; Political Power and Democratic Control in Britain, (1999), chps. 8-10.

D. Coates (ed.); Industrial Policy in Britain, (1996), chp. 7.

P. Dunleavy et al. (eds.); Developments in British Politics 6, (2000), chps. 3, 17.

W. Grant; Business and Politics in Britain, (1993: 2nd Ed.), chp. 3.

A. Heywood; Politics, (2002: 2nd Ed.), chp. 5.

C. Leys; Market-driven Politics, (2001), chps. 2-3, 6.

R. Rhodes; Understanding Governance, (1997), chps. 1, 3.

D. Richards and M. Smith; Governance and Public Policy in the UK, (2002), chp. 2.

A. Turner; Just Capital, (2002), chp. 8.

G. Wilson; Business and Politics, (2003: 3rd Ed.), chp. 1.

 

 

 

2. “The British economy is now so intertwined with that of the EU that withdrawal is no longer viable.  This is despite the British economy being far more neo-liberal in nature than most other EU states.  The consequence of this is that EU membership hurts the UK economy.”  

 

Assess the contradictions in the above statement.  How may they be resolved?

 

Reading:

M. Cini (ed.); European Union Politics (2007)

R. Crane (ed.); European Business Culture, (2000), chp. 4.

J. Dearlove and P. Saunders; Introduction the British Politics, (2000), chps. 15-16.

P. Harris and F. McDonald (eds.); European Business and Marketing, (2004: 2nd Ed.), Parts 1 and 2.

W. Grant; Economic Policy in Britain, (2002), chp. 2.

W. Hutton; The World We’re In, (2002), chps. 6-11.

G. Ingham; Managing Change, (2000), chp. 4.

A. Jones; Britain and the European Union (2007)

C. Leys; Market-driven Politics, (2001), chps. 2-3.

S. Mercado et al; European Business, (2001: 4th Ed.), chps. 1, 8-9 12

D. Richards and M. Smith; Governance and Public Policy in the UK, (2002), chps.  6-7.

M. Schultz et al (eds.); Regionalization in a Globalising World, (2001), chp. 2.

A. Turner; Just Capital, (2001), Introduction, chps. 1, 10-11.

G. Wilson; Business and Politics, (2003), chp. 7.

 

 

 

3. “The management of the economy has nothing to do with the economy per se, but is far more to do with the interests and demands of big business.”  

 

Evaluate the veracity of this statement.

 

Reading:

D. Coates (ed.); Industrial Policy in Britain, (1996), chp. 1.

A. Cox et al.; The Political Economy of Modern Britain, (1997), chps. 5-6.

J. Dearlove and P. Saunders; Introduction the British Politics, (2000), chp. 12.

P. Dunleavy et al. (eds.); Developments in British Politics 7, (2003), chp. 14.

P. Dunleavy et al. (eds.); Developments in British Politics 8 (2006), chps. 14, 15

W. Grant; Economic Policy in Britain, (2002), chps. 1-4, 8-9.

W. Grant; Business and Politics in Britain, (1993: 2nd Ed.), chp. 3.

W. Hutton; The State We’re In, (1995), chps, 1, 5-6.

G. Ingham; Managing Change, (2000), chps. 2, 8, 10.

C. Leys; Market-driven Politics, (2001), chp. 3.

 

 

 

4. “Blair has... sought to weaken Labour’s links with the trade unions by raising election funding from wealthy entrepreneurs.  His policy of stuffing government bodies with business figures is not simply a quid pro quo: it reflects his sincere belief that the public sector is best run by private enterprise.” (A. Callinicos; Against the Third Way (2001) p. 103)

 

Evaluate this view of the policies adopted by the Labour Party under the Blair Administration.  To what extent, if at all, is it accurate?  Justify your response.

 

Reading:

P. Barberis and T. May; Government, Industry and Political Economy, (1993), chp. 5.

P. Burnham; “New Labour and the politics of depoliticisation”, British Journal of Politics and International Relations, Vol. 3, No. 2, June 2001, pp. 127-149.

A. Callinicos; Against the Third Way (2001).

P. Cerny and M. Evans; “Globalisation and Public Policy under New Labour”, Policy Studies, Vol. 25, No. 1, 2004, pp. 51- 65.

D. Coates and C. Hay; “The internal and External Face of New Labour’s Political Economy”, Government and Opposition, Vol. 36, No. 4, 2001, pp. 447-471.

N. Ellison and C. Pierson (eds.); Developments in British Social Policy 2, (2003), chp. 2.

N. Fairclough ; New Labour, New Language?, (2000), chp. 1.

W. Grant; The Political Economy of Industrial Policy (1982), chp. 4.

W. Grant; Business and Politics in Britain, (1993: 2nd Ed.), chp. 7.

W. Grant; Economic Policy in Britain, (2002), chp. 9.

C. Hay; The political economy of New Labour, (1999), chp. 5.

C. Leys; Market-driven Politics, (2001), chp. 3.

S. Ludham and M. Smith (eds.); New Labour in Government, (2001), chp. 9.

D. Osler; Labour Party PLC, (2002), esp. chps. 2-5, 14-15.

M. Watson and C. Hay; “The discourse of globalisation and the logic of no alternative: rendering the contingent necessary in the political economy of New Labour”, Policy and Politics, Vol. 31, No. 3, 2003, pp. 289-305.

M. Wickham-Jones; “New Labour and the global economy: partisan politics and the social democratic model”, British Journal of Politics and International Relations, Vol. 2, No. 1, April 2000, pp. 1-25.

 

 

5. ‘Social and environmental responsibility is the responsibility of all businesses.  Meeting such demands enhances business competitiveness. The government should not need to legislate in these areas.’

 

Evaluate the validity of this statement. 

 

Reading:

R. Bradburn; Understanding Business Ethics, (2001), chp. 8.

N. Carter; The Politics of the Environment, (2001), chp. 8.

G. Chryssides and J. Kaler; An Introduction to Business Ethics (1993), chp. 5.

A. Crane and D. Malten; Business Ethics: A European Perspective (2004), chps. 1-2, 10-11.

D. Dunphy et al.; Organizational Change for Corporate Sustainability, (2003), chps. 1-3, 6.

P. Davies (ed.); Current Issues in Business Ethics (1997), chps 3-4.

R. Howes et al.; Clean and Competitive?, (1997), chps. 1-2, 7-8.

G. Jordan; Shell, Greenpeace and Brent Spar, (2001), chps. 3-7.

J. Meadowcroft; “Sustainable Development: a New(ish) Idea for a New Century”, Political Studies, No. 2, Special Issue 2000, pp. 370-387.

J. Moon; “The Social Responsibility of Business and New Governance”, Government and Opposition, Vol. 37, No. 3, Summer 2002, pp. 385-408.

R. Pedler (ed.); European Union Lobbying, (2002), chps. 3, 14.

D. Smith (ed.); Business and the Environment, (1993), chps. 1-3, 12.

A. Turner; Just Capital, (2002), chp. 9.

R. Welford; Hijacking Environmentalism, (1997), chps. 2-4, 8.

I. Worthington and C. Britton; The Business Environment (2003: 4th Ed.), chp. 16.

 

 

 

6. “Business can obstruct and evade government decisions by its activities in the market place.  Governments have to defer to business because their own success is intimately related to that of capitalism.”

 

In what specific ways is business able to influence government?  To what extent does business occupy a ‘privileged position’ in the policy making process?

 

Reading:

P. Barberis and T. May; Government, Industry and Political Economy, (1993), chp. 6.

A. Cox et al.; The Political Economy of Modern Britain, (1997), chp. 6.

J. Dearlove and P. Saunders; Introduction the British Politics, (2000), chps. 1, 6, 9, 17.

K. Farnworth; Corporate Power and Social Policy in a Global Economy, (2004), chps. 1-2, 5.

W. Grant; Business and Politics in Britain, (1993: 2nd Ed.), chps. 2, 4-6, 8.

W. Grant; Pressure Groups and British Politics, (2000), chp. 5.

A. Heywood; Political Ideas and Concepts, (1994), chp. 4.

G. Ingham; Capitalism Divided?, (1984), chps. 2-3, 5-6, 9.

C. Lindblom; Politics and Markets, (1977), chps. 13-16.

S. Lukes; Power, (1974), chps. 1-5.

D. Marsh (ed.); Pressure Politics, (1983), chp. 1.

G. Monbiot; Captive State, (2001), chps. 4-10.

M. Moran; “The Lost Legitimacy: Property, Business Power and the Constitution”, Public Administration, Vol. 79, No. 2, 2001, pp. 277-296.

J. Smith; The Daily Globe, (2000), chp. 12.

M. Smith; Pressure, Power and Policy, (1993), chps. 2-3, 6, 8.

G. Wilson; Business and Politics, (2003: 3rd Ed.), chp. 3.

I. Worthington and C. Britton; The Business Environment (2003: 4th Ed.), chp. 10.

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