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Varieties of Liberalization: Politics of Social Solidarity and Institutional Changes in Labor Market

A leading political scientist and institutional scholar Kathleen Thelen (MIT) examines in her new excellent book Varieties of Liberalization and the New Politics of Social Solidarity contemporary changes in labor market institutions in the United States, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, and the Netherlands, focusing … Continue reading

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Financialization, New Investment Funds, and Labour: An International Comparison

Financialization, New Investment Funds, and Labour: An International Comparison provides a comprehensive analysis of the development of New Investment Funds —private equity, hedge funds, and sovereign wealth funds—and their impact upon labour and employment. Several countries are selected for in-depth treatment: US, UK, … Continue reading

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Varieties of Capitalism classification is not applicable to Asia

“Asian business systems: institutional comparison, clusters and implications for varieties of capitalism and business systems theory” (open access paper) presents an institutional comparison of 13 major Asian business systems—China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Korea, … Continue reading

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Great Transformations: Economic Ideas and Institutional Change in the Twentieth Century

In this remarkably rigorous, original, and enlightening book Great Transformations: Economic Ideas and Institutional Change in the Twentieth Century Mark Blyth (Brown University) argues that economic ideas are powerful tools as used by actors and groups to effect change since whoever defines what … Continue reading

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