The politics of advanced capitalism



© Cambridge University Press 2015. This book serves as a sequel to two distinguished volumes on capitalism: Continuity and Change in Contemporary Capitalism (Cambridge University Press, 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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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Beramendi, P; Häusermann, S; Kitschelt, H; Kriesi, H

Published Date

  • January 1, 2015

Start / End Page

  • 1 - 453

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9781107099869

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1017/CBO9781316163245

Citation Source

  • Scopus