Undergraduate Course Catalog 2005-2006

COURSE: 04-346 Business-Government Relations in the Global Economy (3)
An introduction to business-government relations within the context of a changing global economic and political environment. This course is about how national and local governments around the world go about influencing national and international economies, how businesses are affected, and how businesses can and do react to government involvement in the economy in different parts of the world. Different political and economic ideologies and perspectives are introduced. The role of government and the extent to which government gets involved in national economies and how that involvement affects businesses are discussed. We will also analyze how businesses are affected operating in selected European, Asian, and Latin American countries. The student will also be introduced to political risk and country risk analysis. Emphasis will be on student participation and the integration of knowledge and skills learned in other courses. This course is a requirement for all Contemporary Global Studies majors but is also open to all majors interested in international business, international economics, international politics and/or international relations who have taken the prerequisite 04-200 or 04-195. Offered: Offered Spring semester.