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Published: 08 December 2005

192 Pages

ISBN: 9780199286478

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Capitalist Diversity and Change

Recombinant Governance and Institutional Entrepreneurs

Colin Crouch

Over the last decade the neo-institutionalist literature of comparative capitalism has developed into an influential body of work. In this book, Colin Crouch assesses this literature, and proposes a major re-orientation of the field. Crouch critiques and finds a way of modeling how creative actors trying to achieve change - institutional entrepreneurs - tackle these constraints. The book is primarily theoretical, but it makes liberal use of examples, particularly from studies of local economic development and politics.