This book serves as a sequel to two distinguished volumes on capitalism: Continuity and Change in Contemporary Capitalism (Cambridge, 1999) and Order and Conflict in Contemporary Capitalism (1985). Both volumes took stock of major economic challenges advanced industrial democracies faced, as well as the ways political and economic elites dealt with them. However, during the last decades, the structural environment of advanced capitalist democracies has undergone profound changes: sweeping deindustrialization, tertiarization of the employment structure, and demographic developments. This book provides a synthetic view allowing the reader to grasp the nature of these structural transformations and their consequences in terms of the politics of change, policy outputs, and outcomes. In contrast to functionalist and structuralist approaches, the book advocates and contributes to a “return of electoral and coalitional politics” to political economy research.
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About the Author
Pablo Beramendi is Associate Professor of Political Science at Duke University, North Carolina. He is the author of The Political Geography of Inequality (Cambridge, 2013), winner of the 2013 APSA Best Book Award from the European Politics and Society section and 2014 Honorable Mention recipient of the APSA Luebbert Best Book Award.
Silja H usermann is Professor of Political Science at the University of Zurich. She is the author of The Politics of Welfare Reform in Continental Europe: Modernization in Hard Times (Cambridge, 2010).
Herbert Kitschelt is George V. Allen Professor of International Relations at Duke University, North Carolina. His recent publications include Latin American Party Systems (coauthored, Cambridge, 2010) and Patrons, Clients, and Policies (coedited, Cambridge, 2007).
Hanspeter Kriesi holds the Stein Rokkan Chair in Comparative Politics at the European University Institute in Florence. From 2005 to 2012, he served as director of a Swiss national research program on the challenges to democracy in the twenty-first century.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction: the politics of advanced capitalism Pablo Beramendi, Silja Häusermann, Herbert Kitschelt and Hanspeter Kriesi; Part I. Structural Transformations: 2. Prosperity and the evolving structure of advanced economies Carles Boix; 3. The origins of dualism David Rueda, Erik Wibbels and Melina Altamirano; 4. Occupational structure and labor market change in Western Europe since 1990 Daniel Oesch; 5. Globalization, labor market risks, and class cleavage Rafaela Dancygier and Stefanie Walter; 6. The return of the family Gosta Esping-Andersen; Part II. Politics: 7. Party alignments: change and continuity Herbert Kitschelt and Philipp Rehm; 8. What do voters want? Dimensions and configurations in individual-level preferences and party choice Silja Häusermann and Hanspeter Kriesi; 9. Trade unions and the future of democratic capitalism Anke Hassel; Part III. Policies: 10. Post-industrial social policy Evelyne Huber and John Stephens; 11. The dynamics of social investment: human capital, activation, and care Jane Gingrich and Ben Ansell; 12. Stability and change in CMEs: corporate governance and industrial relations in Germany and Denmark Gregory Jackson and Kathleen Thelen; Part IV. Outcomes: 13. Constrained partisanship and economic outcomes Pablo Beramendi; 14. Happiness and the welfare state: decommodification and the political economy of subjective wellbeing Christopher J. Anderson and Jason D. Hecht; 15. Conclusion: advanced capitalism in crisis Pablo Beramendi, Silja Häusermann, Herbert Kitschelt and Hanspeter Kriesi.