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Re-Forming Capitalism: Institutional Change in the German Political Economy

Wolfgang Streeck

Abstract

This book addresses some of the key issues in the field of comparative political economy and institutional theory: the role of history in institutional analysis, the dynamics of slow institutional change, the limitations of rational design and economic-functionalist explanations of institutional stability, and the recurrent difficulties of restraining the effects of capitalism on social order. In the classification of the ‘Varieties of Capitalism’ school, Germany has always been taken as the chief exemplar of a ‘European’, coordinated market economy. The book explores to what extent Germany ac ... More

Keywords: comparative political economy, institutional theory, institutional analysis, institutional change, institutional stability, social order, Germany, coordinated market economy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199573981
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573981.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Wolfgang Streeck, author
Director, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies
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