Skip to main content
    • Aa
    • Aa
  • Get access
    Check if you have access via personal or institutional login
  • Cited by 472
  • Cited by
    This article has been cited by the following publications. This list is generated based on data provided by CrossRef.

    Anzia, Sarah F. and Moe, Terry M. 2016. Polarization and Policy: The Politics of Public-Sector Pensions. Legislative Studies Quarterly,

    Balch, Alex 2016. Immigration and the State.

    Bianculli, Andrea C. 2016. Regulatory governance regimes and interregionalism: exploring the dynamics of EU–Mercosur negotiations. Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies / Revue canadienne des études latino-américaines et caraïbes, Vol. 41, Issue. 2, p. 173.

    Dellmuth, Lisa Maria Schraff, Dominik and Stoffel, Michael F. 2016. Distributive Politics, Electoral Institutions and European Structural and Investment Funding: Evidence from Italy and France. JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies,

    Eom, Seok-Jin Hwang, Hanchan and Kim, Jun Houng 2016. Proceedings of the 17th International Digital Government Research Conference on Digital Government Research - dg.o '16. p. 104.

    Hopkins, Vincent 2016. Institutions, Incentives, and Policy Entrepreneurship. Policy Studies Journal, Vol. 44, Issue. 3, p. 332.

    Im, Dong-Kyun and Meng, Tianguang 2016. The Policy–Opinion Nexus: The Impact of Social Protection Programs on Welfare Policy Preferences in China. International Journal of Public Opinion Research, Vol. 28, Issue. 2, p. 241.

    Jensen, Jens Ledet Mortensen, Peter B. and Serritzlew, Søren 2016. The Dynamic Model of Choice for Public Policy Reconsidered: A Formal Analysis With an Application to US Budget Data. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Vol. 26, Issue. 2, p. 226.

    Kieslich, Peter Littlejohns and Alb, Katharina Kieslich, Katharina Ahn, Jeonghoon Badano, Gabriele Chalkidou, Kalipso Cubillos, Leonardo Hauegen, Renata Curi Henshall, Chris Krubiner, Carleigh B Littlejohns, Peter Lu, Lanting Pearson, Steven D Rid, Annette Whitty, Jennifer A and Wilson, James 2016. Public participation in decision-making on the coverage of new antivirals for hepatitis C. Journal of Health Organization and Management, Vol. 30, Issue. 5, p. 769.

    Lu, Yi Shailer, Greg and Wilson, Mark 2016. Corporate Political Donations: Influences from Directors’ Networks. Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 135, Issue. 3, p. 461.

    Michalis, Maria 2016. Global Media and National Policies.

    Michener, Jamila 2016. Race, Poverty, and the Redistribution of Voting Rights. Poverty & Public Policy, Vol. 8, Issue. 2, p. 106.

    Milani, Carlos R. S. and Pinheiro, Leticia 2016. The Politics of Brazilian Foreign Policy and Its Analytical Challenges. Foreign Policy Analysis, p. orw027.

    Neshkova, Milena I. and Guo, Hai (David) 2016. Policy Target Populations and Public Participation in Agency Decision Making. International Public Management Journal, p. 1.

    Ramírez de la Cruz, Edgar E. and Smith, Heidi Jane M. 2016. What Encourages Cities to Become Sustainable? Measuring the Effectiveness of Implementing Local Adaptation Policies. International Journal of Public Administration, Vol. 39, Issue. 10, p. 718.

    Sætren, Harald 2016. From controversial policy idea to successful program implementation: the role of the policy entrepreneur, manipulation strategy, program design, institutions and open policy windows in relocating Norwegian central agencies. Policy Sciences, Vol. 49, Issue. 1, p. 71.

    Shen, Liyin He, Bei Jiao, Liudan Song, Xiangnan and Zhang, Xiaoling 2016. Research on the development of main policy instruments for improving building energy-efficiency. Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol. 112, p. 1789.

    Weible, Christopher M. and Jenkins-Smith, Hank C. 2016. Contemporary Approaches to Public Policy.

    Young, Alasdair R. 2016. Not your parents' trade politics: the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership negotiations. Review of International Political Economy, Vol. 23, Issue. 3, p. 345.

    Abel, Troy D. Salazar, Debra J. and Robert, Patricia 2015. States of Environmental Justice: Redistributive Politics across the United States, 1993-2004. Review of Policy Research, Vol. 32, Issue. 2, p. 200.


American Business, Public Policy, Case-Studies, and Political Theory

  • Theodore J. Lowi (a1)
  • DOI:
  • Published online: 01 July 2011

Case-Studies of the policy-making process constitute one of the more important methods of political science analysis. Beginning with Schattschneider, Herring, and others in the 1930's, case-studies have been conducted on a great variety of decisions. They have varied in subject-matter and format, in scope and rigor, but they form a distinguishable body of literature which continues to grow year by year. The most recent addition, a book-length study by Raymond Bauer and his associates, stands with Robert A. Dahl's prize-winning Who Governs? (New Haven 1961) as the best yet to appear. With its publication a new level of sophistication has been reached. The standards of research its authors have set will indeed be difficult to uphold in the future. American Business and Public Policy is an analysis of political relationships within the context of a single, well-defined issue—foreign trade. It is an analysis of business attitudes, strategies, communications and, through these, business relationships in politics. The analysis makes use of the best behavioral research techniques without losing sight of the rich context of policies, traditions, and institutions. Thus, it does not, in Dahl's words, exchange relevance for rigor; rather it is standing proof that the two—relevance and rigor—are not mutually exclusive goals.

Recommend this journal

Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this journal to your organisation's collection.

World Politics
  • ISSN: 0043-8871
  • EISSN: 1086-3338
  • URL: /core/journals/world-politics
Please enter your name
Please enter a valid email address
Who would you like to send this to? *