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Published: 18 December 2008

320 Pages | tables and figures


ISBN: 9780199556779

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Re-Forming Capitalism

Institutional Change in the German Political Economy

Wolfgang Streeck

  • An important new book from a leading thinker and researcher in comparative political economy and institutional theory
  • Addresses institutional theories in political science and economic sociology, the literature on 'Varieties of Capitalism', and the economic history of capitalist development
  • Reconsiders the case of Germany, always taken to be the chief exemplar of a 'European coordinated market economy
  • Original empirical research on German wages, unions, social policy, public finance, and corporate governance
  • Traces the current liberalization of the postwar economy of democratic capitalism by means of an historically-grounded theory of institutional change

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