Selected Works of Michael Wallerstein: The Political Economy of Inequality, Unions, and Social Democracyby David Austen-Smith
Pub. Date: 03/17/2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Michael Wallerstein was a leader in developing a rigorous comparative political economy approach to understanding substantive issues of inequality, redistribution, and wage-determination. His early death from cancer left both a hole in the profession and a legacy that will surely provide the foundation for research on these topics. This volume collects his most important and influential contributions, organized by topic, with each topic preceded by an editorial introduction that provides overview and context.
Table of Contents1. General introduction Adam Przeworski and Jeffrey Frieden; Part I. Class Conflict, the State, and Economic Limits to Democracy: 2. Introduction Adam Przeworski; 3. The structure of class conflict in democratic capitalist societies Michael Wallerstein and Adam Przeworski; 4. Structural dependence of the state on capital Michael Wallerstein and Adam Przeworski; 5. Capital taxation with open borders Michael Wallerstein and Adam Przeworski; Part II. The Politics of Labor Organizations: 6. Introduction Miriam Golden; 7. Union organization in advanced industrial democracies Michael Wallerstein; 8. Centralized bargaining and wage restraint Michael Wallerstein; 9. Trade union organization and industrial relations in the postwar era in 12 countries Michael Wallerstein, Miriam Golden, and Peter Lange; 10. Unions in decline? What has changed and why Michael Wallerstein and Bruce Western; Part III. Inequality and Redistribution: 11. Introduction David Austen-Smith; 12. Wage-setting institutions and pay inequality in advanced industrial societies Michael Wallerstein; 13. Inequality, social insurance and redistribution Michael Wallerstein and Karl Ove Moene; 14. Redistribution and affirmative action Michael Wallerstein and David Austen-Smith; Part IV. Labor and the Nordic Model of Social Democracy: 15. Introduction Karl Ove Moene; 16. How social democracy worked Michael Wallerstein and Karl Ove Moene; 17. Earnings inequality and welfare spending: a disaggregated analysis Michael Wallerstein and Karl Ove Moene; 18. Social democracy as a development strategy Michael Wallerstein and Karl Ove Moene.
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