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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.

Coming soon... Introducing a new special issue from Business and Politics

How does the emergence of new actors affect how business engages with development?

The next issue of Business and Politics will be a special issue that explores issues of global coherence and division on key debates; scrutinizes how new actors are reshaping the public-private divide; and assesses how disconnects within discourse on business and development can amplify negative societal consequences in fragile settings of weak governance.

“ Our aim is to help expand our understandings of business engagement for development, showing how new policies, actors, and global trends are changing traditional assumptions.”

Special Issue Editors:

Jason Miklian ( and Benedicte Bull (
Center for Development and the Environment (USM), University of Oslo

Preview the contents of the special issue.

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