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The Origins of Nonliberal Capitalism: Germany and Japan in Comparison


Streeck,  Wolfgang
Regimewettbewerb und Integration in den industriellen Beziehungen, MPI for the Study of Societies, Max Planck Society;

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Streeck, W., & Yamamura, K. (Eds.). (2001). The Origins of Nonliberal Capitalism: Germany and Japan in Comparison. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.

Cite as: http://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-0012-53B5-2
The German and Japanese economies are more socially and politically regulated, and in this sense less liberal, than their Anglo-American counterparts. In The Origins of Nonliberal Capitalism, an international and interdisciplinary group of scholars explains why and how Germany and Japan developed nonliberal types of capitalism, looking at the institutional histories of the welfare state, the financial system, corporate governance and skill formation. Similarities and differences are traced in relation to attempts at conservative social reform during late 19th century industrialization and subsequent political pathways to democratization. The book's analysis of the historical dynamics of institutional change, particularly the political and organizational challenges of adapting and integrating new institutional repertoires, suggests new insights on how nationally distinct forms of capitalism will respond to current and future challenges of internationalization.