Debating Varieties of Capitalism: A Reader

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Peter A. Hall and David Soskice's Varieties of Capitalism has become a seminal text and reference point across the social sciences, generating debate and research around political-economic models. Here, Bob Hancké presents the key readings on 'Varieties of Capitalism', including the original Hall and Soskice introduction, showing how these ideas have changed the way we look at comparative political economy.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199569670
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 11/9/2009
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Bob Hancké is a Reader in European Political Economy at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Previous appointments were at the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin, at the J.F. Kennedy School and the Center for European Studies at Harvard University, as a Jean Monnet Fellow at the EUI in Florence, and as a doctoral researcher at MIT. He wrote Large Firms and Institutional Change (Oxford University Press, 2002), co-edited Beyond Varieties of Capitalism (Oxford University Press, 2007) and participated in the project that led to Varieties of Capitalism¸ edited by Peter Hall and David Soskice (Oxford University Press, 2001). His research interests are the political economy of advanced capitalist societies, the relation between institutions and macro-economic policy, and labour relations.

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Table of Contents

Introducing the Debate, Bob Hanck�
Part 1: Capitalist Diversity
1. An Introduction to Varieties of Capitalism, Peter A. Hall and David Soskice
2. Typologies of Capitalism, Colin Crouch
3. Institutional Change in Advanced Political Economies, Wolfgang Streeck and Kathleen Thelen
Part 2: Debating Varieties of Capitalism
4. Varieties of Capitalism and Institutional Complementarities in the Macro-Economy: An Empirical Analysis, Peter Hall and Daniel W. Gingerich
5. Institutional Coherence and Macroeconomic Performance, Lane Kenworthy
6. Can High-Technology Industries Prosper in Germany? Institutional Frameworks and the Evolution of the German Software and Biotechnology Industries, Steven Casper, Mark Lehrer, and David Soskice
7. Empirical Evidence Against Varieties of Capitalism's Theory of Technological Innovation, Mark Zachary Taylor
Part 3: Rethinking Varieties of Capitalism
8. Institutional Change in Varieties of Capitalism, Peter Hall and Kathleen Thelen
9. Beyond Varieties of Capitalism, Bob Hanck�, Martin Rhodes, and Mark Thatcher

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