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The politics of advanced capitalism


The politics of advanced capitalism. Edited by: Beramendi, Pablo; Häusermann, Silja; Kitschelt, Herbert; Kriesi, Hanspeter (2015). New York: Cambridge University Press.

Abstract

This book serves as a sequel to two distinguished volumes on capitalism: Continuity and Change in Contemporary Capitalism (Cambridge, 1999) and Order and Conflict in Contemporary Capitalism (1985). Both volumes took stock of major economic challenges advanced industrial democracies faced, as well as the ways political and economic elites dealt with them. However, during the last decades, the structural environment of advanced capitalist democracies has undergone profound changes: sweeping deindustrialization, tertiarization of the employment structure, and demographic developments. This book provides a synthetic view, allowing the reader to grasp the nature of these structural transformations and their consequences in terms of the politics of change, policy outputs, and outcomes. In contrast to functionalist and structuralist approaches, the book advocates and contributes to a 'return of electoral and coalitional politics' to political economy research.

Abstract

This book serves as a sequel to two distinguished volumes on capitalism: Continuity and Change in Contemporary Capitalism (Cambridge, 1999) and Order and Conflict in Contemporary Capitalism (1985). Both volumes took stock of major economic challenges advanced industrial democracies faced, as well as the ways political and economic elites dealt with them. However, during the last decades, the structural environment of advanced capitalist democracies has undergone profound changes: sweeping deindustrialization, tertiarization of the employment structure, and demographic developments. This book provides a synthetic view, allowing the reader to grasp the nature of these structural transformations and their consequences in terms of the politics of change, policy outputs, and outcomes. In contrast to functionalist and structuralist approaches, the book advocates and contributes to a 'return of electoral and coalitional politics' to political economy research.

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Item Type:Edited Scientific Work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Political Science
Dewey Decimal Classification:320 Political science
Uncontrolled Keywords:Kapitalismus, Strukturwandel, Gesellschaftsordnung, Wirtschaftspolitik, Sozialpolitik, Koalitionsbildung
Language:English
Date:April 2015
Deposited On:28 Dec 2015 09:51
Last Modified:16 Aug 2017 16:44
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
Number of Pages:453
ISBN:978-1-107-09986-9
Related URLs:http://www.cambridge.org/ch/academic/subjects/politics-international-relations/political-economy/politics-advanced-capitalism?format=PB (Publisher)

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