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  • ISSN: 1469-3569 (Online)
  • Editor: Vinod K. Aggarwal Political Science/Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley, USA
  • Editorial board
In the 20 years since its founding, Business and Politics has established itself as the premier journal for cutting-edge research on the relationship between private firms and public governance institutions. The journal features articles that use the tools of social science to illuminate contemporary policy issues such as business strategy in weakly institutionalized environments, private regulation and privatization of services, and the relationship between business organizations, nongovernmental organizations, courts, and political parties. It includes articles that offer new insights on bedrock concerns of international trade, industrial policy, lobbying and public policy, regulation, non-market strategy, and firms as both targets of and catalysts for political activity. The journal also publishes selected cases and commentaries on the interaction of politics and corporate strategy.

Special issue: U.S.-China Trade War
Co-edited by Shiping Hua and Ka Zeng

As the largest economic conflict in modern history, the United States (U.S.)-China trade war highlights the growing strategic competition between the two countries and is likely to have profound implications for geopolitics and the global economy. How does the U.S. strategy for addressing the China challenge differ from its approach to dealing with the competitive threats posed by its main rivals? What influences American multinational corporation (MNC)’s political strategies in response to the trade war? How has the trade war affected U.S.-China trade relations? What shapes individual support for the trade war specifically and for U.S.-China trade cooperation more generally? This special issue tackles these questions from the perspectives of economic statecraft, firm preferences and behavior, and public opinion. 

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