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Varieties of Capitalism


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1: Peter A. Hall and David Soskice: An Introduction to Varieties of Capitalism Part I: General Themes and Diverse Applications 2: Kathleen Thelen: Varieties of Labor Politics in the Developed Democracies 3: Robert J. Franzese, Jr.: Institutional and Sectoral Interactions in Monetary Policy and Wage-Price Bargaining 4: Margarita Estevez-Abe, Torben Iversen, and David Soskice: Social Protection and the Formation of Skills: A Reinterpretation of the Welfare State 5: Isabela Mares: Firms and the Welfare State: When, Why, and How Does Social Policy Matter to Employers? 6: Orfeo Fioretos: The Domestic Sources of Multilateral Preferences: Varieties of Capitalism in the European Community Part II: Case-Studies in Public Policy, Continuity, and Change 7: Stewart Wood: Business, Government, and Labour Market Policy in Britain and Germany 8: Pepper D. Culpepper: Employers, Public Policy, and the Politics of Decentralized Cooperation in Germany and France 9: Bob Hancke: Revisiting the French Model: Coordination and Restructuring in French Industry Part III: Corporate Governance, Firm Strategy, and the Law 10: Sigurt Vitols: Varieties of Corporate Governance: Comparing Germany and the UK 11: Mark Lehrer: Macro-Varieties of Capitalism and Micro-Varieties of Strategic Management in European Airlines 12: Steven Casper: The Legal Framework for Corporate Governance: The Influence of Contract Law on Company Strategies in Germany and the United States 13: Gunther Teubner: Legal Irritants: How Unifying Law Ends Up in New Divergences 14: Jay Tate: National Varieties of Standardization

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Peter A. Hall is Frank G. Thomson Professor of Government and Harvard College Professor at Harvard University where he is also the Director of the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies. He is the author or editor of several books and many articles on European politics, policy-making, and comparative political economy. His work has received numerous awards including the Woodrow Wilson Award for the best book in political science published in 1986 and the Luebbert Award for the best article in comparative politics published in 1998. David Soskice is Research Professor of Political Science at Duke University and Adjunct Research Professor at the School for Social Sciences of the Australian National University. He is Emeritus Fellow in Economics at University College, Oxford, and on leave from the Wissenschaftszentrum fur Sozialforschung in Berlin (WZB) where he has been Director of the Research Unit on Employment and Economic Change since 1990. He is the author or editor of several books and many articles on comparative political economy, macroeconomics, and labor economics.


... this volume and its associated literature, will become the paradigm of explanation for the next decade. West European Politics Contains some first-rate analysis. British Journal of International Relations. This volume offers a new approach to understanding the institutional differences and similarities among the developed economies. Progress in Human Geography A milestone in the development of the subdiscipline of comparative political economy ... There is no doubt that Varieties of Capitalism will prove to be a landmark text. It is a very important collection, of value to all students in the field. American Political Science Review In a collection of consistently high-quality pieces, there are particularly valuable comparative chapters on industrial relations, training systems, and corporate governance. American Political Science Review Written for the informed, non-specialist observer ... a useful and wide-ranging book. Financial Adviser This is an academic book in the sense that it draws on recent advances in economic and political theory - non-economists may find some chapters hard going - but it is also firmly based on an analysis of how companies really behave ... an important and carefully argued book. Sir Geoffrey Owen, Financial Times Quoted as one of the six books to change the world. New Statesman It is a useful and wide-ranging book. John Sloan, Financial Adviser Careers Extra This book has been well worth waiting for. It demonstrates the wealth of insights that could be achieved through Soskice's innovative research program that began to change the agenda of Comparative POlitical Economy more than a decade ago. The volume combines a definitive restatement of the varieties of capitalism approach with illuminative applications to the range of research areas covered by it with some fascinating theoretical extensions. Excellent! Professor F.W. Scharpf, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne

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