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The End of Organized Capitalism


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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements vi

Preface vii

1 Introduction 1

2 The development of organized capitalism (1) 17

Germany: the 'ideal type'? 17

Sweden: from finance capital to social democracy 29

Britain: the Makler economy 42

3 The development of organized capitalism (2) 56

France: dislocation through 'economic forwardness' 56

United States: instrumentalism and progressivism 67

4 Economic change and spatial restructuring (1) 84

Britain 93

The United States 109

5 Economic change and spatial restructuring (2) 124

France 124

Germany 136

Sweden 152

6 The service class: its emergence and some consequences 161

The American service class 163

The service class in Europe 178

7 Industry, finance, politics: modes of disorganization 196

Industrial changes 196

Banks and finance 201

Political changes 209

8 The changing structure of trade-unionism: the end of neo-corporatism? 232

Sweden: the crisis of central bargaining 236

West Germany: co-determination and disorganization 253

France: labour excluded 262

Britain: capitalism's weakest link 269

9 Postmodern culture and disorganized capitalism: some conclusions 285

The social basis of the postmodernist sensibility 285

Capitalist disorganization and politics 300

Notes 314

Index 378

About the Author

Scott Lash is the author of many books and has also worked within the Centre for the Study of Cultural Values at the University of Lancaster. This book is a sequel to Scott Lash and Jonathan Friedman's influential reader, Modernity and Identity, published by Blackwell in 1992.

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