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

Bob Hancké, Martin Rhodes, and Mark Thatcher


Since the early 1990s, Europe's economies have been facing several new challenges: the 1992 single market programme, the collapse of the Berlin wall and eastward enlargement, and monetary unification. Building on the influential Varieties of Capitalism (VoC) perspective, this book critically analyses these developments in the European political economy and their effects on the continental European economies. The chapters include debate about how VoC can help understand the political-economic challenges that Europe is facing today, and how understanding these new challenges can in turn enrich a ... More

Keywords: Europe, 1992 single market programme, Berlin wall, monetary unification, VoC, EMU, models of capitalism, welfare reform, labour reform, eastern expansion

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780199206483
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206483.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bob Hancké, editor
Reader in European Political Economy, London School of Economics and Political Science
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Martin Rhodes, editor
Professor of Public Policy, Department of Social and Political Sciences, European University Institute, Florence
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Mark Thatcher, editor
Senior Lecturer in Public Administration and Public Policy, London School of Economics and Political Science
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Part I Varieties of Capitalism: Taking Stock

1 Introduction: Beyond Varieties of Capitalism

Bob Hancké, Martin Rhodes, and Mark Thatcher

Part II Macro-Adjustment and Varieties of Capitalism

4 Wage Bargaining and Comparative Advantage in EMU

Bob Hancké, and Andrea Monika Herrmann

Part III The Single Market, Regulation, and Firms

Part IV Labour Market and Welfare State Adjustment

Part V Capitalism Goes East

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