Beyond Varieties of Capitalism: Conflict, Contradictions, and Complementarities in the European Economy

Beyond Varieties of Capitalism: Conflict, Contradictions, and Complementarities in the European Economy

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ISBN-13: 9780199547012
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 08/15/2008
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 456
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About 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), 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. Martin Rhodes is a Professor of Comparative Political Economy, Graduate School of International Studies, University of Denver, Colorado. Until December 2005, he was Professor of Public Policy in the Department of Social and Political Science at the European University Institute in Florence. He has written widely on issues of comparative European political economy, including social pacts and welfare and labour market reform, and is currently directing a project on pensions systems and pension reforms in Europe. He is the scientific director of the European research consortium on 'New Modes of Governance' and within that consortium is running a new project on social pacts and tripartism in western and eastern Europe with Jelle Visser of the University of Amsterdam. Mark Thatcher is a Reader in Public Administration and Public Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He read Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Balliol College Oxford, then qualified as a Barrister, and took his doctorate at Nuffield College, Oxford. He spent five years researching and lecturing in Paris (Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications, Paris III- Sorbonne Nouvelle, Sciences-Po Paris), before joining LSE in 1995. He has been a Fellow at the Robert Schuman Centre, European University Institute, Florence. His research interests are Comparative Public Policy and Regulation in Europe; Telecommunications and other utilities; Independent Regulatory Agencies.

Table of Contents


List of Figures     ix
List of Tables     xi
List of Contributors     xiii
Varieties of Capitalism: Taking Stock
Introduction: Beyond Varieties of Capitalism   Bob Hancke   Martin Rhodes   Mark Thatcher     3
The Evolution of Varieties of Capitalism in Europe   Peter A. Hall     39
Macro-Adjustment and Varieties of Capitalism
Macroeconomics and Varieties of Capitalism   David Soskice     89
Wage Bargaining and Comparative Advantage in EMU   Bob Hancke   Andrea Monika Herrmann     122
The Single Market, Regulation, and Firms
Reforming National Regulatory Institutions: the EU and Cross-National Variety in European Network Industries   Mark Thatcher     147
Institutional Variation and Coordination Patterns in CMEs: Swiss and German Corporate Governance in Comparison   Alexander Borsch     173
Capital Mobility, Varieties of Institutional Investors, and the Transforming Stability of Corporate Governance in France and Germany   Michel Goyer     195
Labour Market and Welfare State Adjustment
The Political Economy of Adjustment in Mixed Market Economies: A Study of Spain and Italy   Oscar Molina   Martin Rhodes     223
What Does Business Want? Labour Market Reforms in CMEs and Its Problems   Anke Hassel     253
Economic Shocks and Varieties of Government Responses   Torben Iversen     278
Capitalism Goes East
Central European Capitalism in Comparative Perspective   Lawrence P. King     307
The Origins of Varieties of Capitalism: Lessons from Post-Socialist Transition in Estonia and Slovenia   Magnus Feldmann     328
Strengths and Weaknesses of 'Weak' Coordination: Economic Institutions, Revealed Comparative Advantages, and Socio-Economic Performance of Mixed Market Economies in Poland and Ukraine   Vlad Mykhnenko     351
Bibliography     379
Index     426

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