How Institutions Evolve: The Political Economy of Skills in Germany, Britain, the United States, and Japan / Edition 1

How Institutions Evolve: The Political Economy of Skills in Germany, Britain, the United States, and Japan / Edition 1

by Kathleen Thelen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521546745

ISBN-13: 9780521546744

Pub. Date: 09/01/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Kathleen Thelen explains the historical origins of important cross-national differences in four countries (Germany, Britain, the United States and Japan), and also provides a theory of institutional change over time. The latter is considered a frontier issue in institutionalist analysis, of which there are several varieties emerging from economics, political

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Kathleen Thelen explains the historical origins of important cross-national differences in four countries (Germany, Britain, the United States and Japan), and also provides a theory of institutional change over time. The latter is considered a frontier issue in institutionalist analysis, of which there are several varieties emerging from economics, political science, and sociology. Thelen's study contributes to the literature on the political economy of the developed democracies that focuses on different institutional arrangements defining distinctive models of capitalism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521546744
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/01/2004
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

1. The political economy of skills in comparative-historical perspective; 2. The evolution of skill formation in Germany; 3. The evolution of skill formation in Britain; 4. The evolution of skill formation in Japan and the United States; 5. Evolution and change in the German system of vocational training; 6. Conclusions, empirical and theoretical.

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